June 30, 2008, marks the end of the terms of office for the last commissioners of deeds appointed for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The Division of Legislations and Notaries (Division) of the Department of State (Department) is pleased to inform you of several new services available via the internet to notaries public and the general public alike.
Disciplinary actions announced by the Department of State included suspensions of notary commissions, probation, and civil penalties.
According to PennDOT’s fact sheet on defaced titles, any one or a combination of the following items will require the vehicle owner or lienholder to apply for a duplicate certificate of title…
PennDOT defines a miscellaneous motor vehicle business (MMVB) as a vehicle salvage dealer, transporter, financier-collector/repossessor, or a person who maintains an established place of business and who is engaged in the business of repair, service or towing of motor vehicles including but not limited to passenger cars, trucks, implements of husbandry and special mobile equipment.
Thanks to industry lobbying efforts, the Pennsylvania General Assembly amended the Board of Vehicles Act of 1983 to increase the fee dealers are permitted to charge for the service of titling and registering vehicles. Senate Bill 1424, signed by Gov. Ed Rendell on July 9, establishes a licensing cost that will be adjusted annually after 2009 according to the federal Consumer Price Index.
Knowing the limitations of your power as a notary is just as important as knowing the Notary Public Law. Here are some circumstances in which your authority to notarize is limited or prohibited.
Act 50 of 2005 amended the Vehicle Code to enable the Philadelphia Parking Authority to work cooperatively with PennDOT to suspend the registrations of vehicle owners who have accrued six or more parking tickets.
Bureau of Motor Vehicles Director Anita M. Wasko and Chief of the Vehicle Inspection Division John P. Munafo published the following information in Safety Inspection Bulletin BI08-2, dated May 2008.
The Pennsylvania Association of Notaries (PAN) is the first state association to offer Signing Agent Errors and Omissions (E&O) Insurance. PAN teamed with a major “A” rated national insurance company to develop and now provide this unique product.