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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
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf will sign Senate Bill 841 later today (April 20) that approves qualified Pennsylvania notaries to perform remote online notarizations which will allow auto dealerships to conduct limited car sales and leasing operations through online sales only.
In-person car sales or leases are still considered non-life sustaining and remain prohibited at this time.
Please note: “qualified” notaries who will be performing remote online notarizations, have been approved as eNotaries and purchased the electronic technology from a Department of State-approved vendor.
The following information details how the online transactions are to be accomplished.
The service training requirements (education) which expired in March 2020 and will expire in April 2020 for Pennsylvania motor vehicle agents, is extended until May 31, 2020.
Dates for driver’s licenses, identification cards, learner’s permits, vehicle registrations, safety and emission inspections and handicap placards from March 16, 2020 through April 30, 2020, have been further extended to May 31, 2020.
All PennDOT facilities are closed except for essential and emergency personnel. Mailed products are delayed until normal operations resume – no sooner than March 30.
Driver’s licenses, photo ID cards, vehicle registrations and handicapped placards that expire from March 16, 2020 through March 31, 2020, have been extended to April 30, 2020.