In each issue of Notary Notes, our bimonthly newsletter for exclusively for PAN members, we include an article called “Disciplinary Actions.” This is a list of the disciplinary actions taken by the Department of State for violations of the notary public law.
If you are a Pennsylvania notary and you’ve gotten married, divorced, changed your name in any way, or you’ve moved to a new home or your business has moved, you must notify the Department of State within 30 days.
Notaries in Pennsylvania have the option of recording their notary entries in paper (tangible) or electronic journals.
More questions and answers on the new notary public law – RULONA.
Every time you notarize – and this includes notaries who are completing PennDOT documents – the information must be entered into your journal in chronological order.
PAN created the tutorials located in the Member Portal as a way to help our members learn about the new notary public law (RULONA). These tutorials do not fulfill the three hours of mandatory notary education.
A notary’s register is a public record. The Department of State requires a specific way to deal with a notary’s registers upon retirement, resignation or revocation of a notary commission and it does not involve burning or trashing those registers.
Children involved in sports or other extracurricular activities at school may need to have forms notarized before participating in the activity. Notarizing for a minor is the same as for an adult.
You must replace your rubber stamp seal every four years when you renew your commission or upon changing your name or county of record.
If you are confused about changing your address with the PA Department of State, please read on …