According to the Department of State, notary appointments have come to a halt.
In addition, if your county Recorder of Deeds office is closed, as ordered by Gov. Wolf, all notary oaths and recordings (swearing in deadlines) are extended to the next business day. Long-term closures will mean long-term extensions of time.
You can mail your original executed documents to the Recorder of Deeds and a copy of your signature card to the Prothonotary.
If your Recorder’s office is still open but limited to walk-ins, you may take the oath of office before another official authorized to take oaths, such as another notary public, judge, etc. Once you’ve taken the oath and it is indicated on the bond form, the Recorder can complete the recording process.
The best way to reach the Department of State is to email them at [email protected].
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