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Driver licenses, camera cards, photo ID cards and learner’s permits scheduled to expire from March 16, 2020 through May 31, 2020, were extended through June 30, 2020.
Vehicle registrations, safety inspections and emissions inspections scheduled to expire from March 16 through April 30, 2020 are now extended through May 31, 2020.
Persons with Disabilities Parking Placards scheduled to expire from March 16 through April 30, 2020 are now extended through May 31, 2020.
If you need to find your notary commission number and expiration date because you are applying to be an electronic notary, there’s a fast way to find what you’re looking for and it’s available 24-7.
You can find it on the Department of State’s website.
Go to: https://www.notaries.pa.gov/Pages/EServices.aspx and click on Search Notaries.
What would you do?
If you received your new notary stamp, but you were unable to get sworn into office because your county recorder of deeds office is closed, could you continue to notarize using your old or new stamp?
The answer is no you cannot notarize at all. The COVID-19 emergency did not change the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (RULONA) which requires a notary to get sworn into office and register their signature. This section of the law spells out the final portion of the commissioning process.
Since the recorder of deeds office is closed in this situation, an extension may be granted to get sworn in. However, this may differ from county to county. Once county offices are permitted to reopen, a phone call to ask about an extension is warranted. Then ask if you need to make an appointment to get sworn into office.
Until the county recorder of deeds’ office reopens and you get sworn in, do not notarize.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is implementing the following operational changes in response to Governor Wolf’s mitigation guidance regarding COVID-19. All driver license centers and photo license centers, as well as the Harrisburg Riverfront Office Center, remain closed. These closures include all counties in Pennsylvania.
Additionally, expiration dates for driver licenses, identification cards, and learner’s permits are further extended:
- Driver licenses, photo ID cards and learner’s permits that have an expiration date scheduled to expire from March 16, 2020 through May 31, 2020, the expiration date is now extended through June 30, 2020.
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