The Department of State is making some major changes to the Commonwealth’s Electronic Notarization Initiative as the program enters its third year. [Read more…] about DOS Drops Single Certificate Requirement for eNotarization
When the clock struck 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2008, the positions of Recorder of Deeds, Register of Wills, Clerk of Courts and Prothonotary were eliminated in Allegheny County. [Read more…] about Allegheny County Row Office Consolidation Changes Check Payment
Patricia Lint made many mistakes in her more than 40 years as a notary.
Those mistakes cost the western Pennsylvania woman her freedom. In 2006, police discovered her notary commission had expired and her seal had been confiscated by the Department of State. Yet she continued to pass herself off as a commissioned Pennsylvania notary, going so far as to use notary seals from other people.
Lint was sentenced to one to two years in prison. [Read more…] about What Do You Do if Your Commission Expires?
Chances are you’ve already completed the required three hours of notary education when you applied for your commission.
Notary education is mandatory unless you were sworn in and had a valid notary commission on or before July 1, 2003. If so, you are permanently exempt from the education requirement. [Read more…] about Stay Current With Notary Education