PAN’s latest webinar titled “Part III: Did You Know?” will be presented on August 13, 14, and 21, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET. [Read more…] about “Did You Know” Part 3 Webinar Scheduled
Pennsylvania notaries may accept an expired out-of-state driver’s license or other government card (those permitted by RULONA) to identify a customer. There is a catch, however.
It all depends on whether there is evidence that the other state has extended the expiration dates on its driver’s licenses and other government identification (such as photo ID cards). Notaries need to know that there is confirmation that the identification is still good to use.
If so, complete the notarization and when recording the expiration date in your notary journal, use the actual expiration date on the driver’s license or photo ID card, with an additional notation – “extended by executive order.” Include the out-of-state’s notary appointing authority or other state agency’s website, such as the Department of Motor Vehicles, for example.
To combat the increasing instances of deed fraud in Philadelphia, City Records Commissioner James Leonard began indexing notaries’ information on all documents recorded from summer 2019 onward and created a searchable notary database. [Read more…] about Feature Allows Document Search by Notary in Philly
|PAN’s latest webinar titled “Part II: Did You Know?” will be presented on August 6 and 7, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET.
PAN’s Instructors will again focus on things you may not know and misconceptions about being a notary in Pennsylvania. The topics covered this week will differ than those covered last week. There will also be time for questions after the presentation.
If you wish to read how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting notaries, please visit Notarization and Coronavirus on PAN’s blog.
To register, visit https://event.webinarjam.com/register/105/0vvgou0x
PAN recommends using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers to view the webinar. The webinar service allows more people to register than there are available virtual seats. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis for registered participants.
Pennsylvanians can celebrate the 250th birthday of the United States of America with a new USA Semiquincentennial registration plate.
Act 48 of 2020 directs the Department of Transportation to design the special plate in honor of the anniversary, in 2026, of the establishment of the United States in 1776. The plate will include the phrase “Let Freedom Ring – 250 Years” and feature the Liberty Bell.
A plate fee of $50 is payable in addition to the registration fee for a motorcycle, a passenger car or a truck with a registered gross weight of not more than 14,000 pounds, or a motor home.
The plate will be available for a limited time: Act 48 takes effect Oct. 28 and expires Dec. 31, 2026.
Four years can seem like a long time between applying for your notary commission. Work, family obligations, and of course, a pandemic can make us forget everything that’s involved in getting reappointed. [Read more…] about Notary Reappointment Checklist