On March 25, 2020, Gov. Tom Wolf ordered the suspension of the personal appearance requirement of RULONA for Pennsylvania notaries in certain real estate transactions. This order does not include all notaries.
For personal real estate transactions, the Governor approved a temporary notarial rule suspension be granted only for real estate transactions that were already in process (i.e., agreement of sale completed for residential property and only mortgage closings needs to take place).
This limited suspension will enable real estate professionals to complete transactions begun prior to the disaster declaration, but protect Pennsylvanians currently sheltering in place by limiting visitors to private homes and enabling real estate professionals to comply with the Governor’s directive regarding essential vs. non-essential businesses.