Remote online notarization (RON) may not be feasible for estate documents such as wills and powers of attorney. Writing for his law firm’s website, attorney Justin Brown said, “… practitioners should exercise caution as further clarification may be necessary to avoid the ambiguity created in permitting the RON of estate planning documents.”
Notaries who are working with an authorized vendor to set up their remote online notarization (RON) software may need to provide the vendor with a copy of their commission certificate.
You can request a duplicate commission certificate by writing to:
Pennsylvania Department of State
Division of Commissions, Legislation and Notaries
210 North Office Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Enclose a check for $15 to cover the cost of the duplicate certificate.
The Pennsylvania Land Title Association (PLTA) invites PAN members to use the PLTA’s COVID-19 County Update to see what recorders’ and prothonotaries’ services are available.
Motor vehicle dealers are strongly encouraged to read and follow the “Guidance for Vehicle Title Transactions During the COVID-19 Disaster Emergency to Ensure the Safety and Health of Employees and the Public.”[Read more…] about Dealers Need to Follow Guidance for Vehicle Sales
The Governor’s signature on Senate Bill 841, on April 20, authorized the use of remote notarization technology to complete notarial acts when the notary and the signer are not in the same physical location. Agent service providers under contract with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) CANNOT use their online provider’s software to perform remote online notarizations.[Read more…] about Online Agents Need to Know the Difference About RON
Confused about electronic notarization and remote online notarization? PAN Instructor Jon Marencel explains the difference.