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.”
Remote Online Notarization
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
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.
PAN will host webinars on the remote online notarization process on:
Thursday, April 23 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Friday, April 24 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
To register for one of the webinars, click:
Once you register, you will receive an email that contains a link that will get you into the webinar. Our hosts, Kathy Senko, Jon Marencel and Brian Crocker look forward to answering your chat questions at the end of each webinar.