You must replace your rubber stamp seal every four years when you renew your commission or upon changing your name, or municipality and/or county of record. [Read more…] about Your Notary Rubber Stamp Seal
A former Franklin County notary who pleaded guilty to perjury and forgery was sentenced and ordered to pay more than $20,000 in restitution. [Read more…] about Former Franklin County Notary Fined $20,000+
If one-stop shopping was the goal, then Allegheny County has achieved what it set out to accomplish with the notary commission process. [Read more…] about Allegheny County Streamlines Notary Commission Process
If you are leaving your job, don’t forget to take your notarial register with you. [Read more…] about Quitting Your Job? Take Your Notarial Register With You
Disciplinary actions announced by the Department of State included suspensions of notary commissions, probation, and civil penalties. [Read more…] about Disciplinary Actions in the First Quarter 2008
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?