The Records Department in the City of Philadelphia is open, but in-person services are by appointment only.
If you wish to process your notary commission in person, including being sworn in, appointments are available on Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:30 am to noon, and 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Due to high demand, there may be a wait time for an appointment.
E-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment. The Recording Room is in City Hall, Room 111. The phone number 215-686-1483.
If you do not wish to process your commission in person, you can follow an alternative mail-in process. Details are provided by the Records Department here.