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How to Become a Notary Public in Pennsylvania
Step by Step Instructions

  1. Take the mandatory 3 hour education course

     

  2. Fill out the Pennsylvania Notary Application

    Upload proof of having completed a three hour approved mandatory notary education course within six months preceding application if required.

  3. Take the State Exam
    First-time applicants and applicants that have allowed the commission to expire will be required to take a state exam through the exam vendor Pearson VUE. The state will give you instructions for your exam after receipt of your application.
  4. Wait for Commission Certificate

    You should receive your commission certificate within 4-6 weeks.
  5. Purchase and File Bond With the County

    Within 45 days after the date of appointment, a notary public is required to execute a $10,000 bond. Pennsylvania Notary Bond

  6. Register Signature with County

    The notary applicant must register his/her signature with the prothonotary of the county wherein the notary public maintains an office within 45 days after appointment or reappointment. If the recording and oath requirements are not met within the 45 day period, the commission becomes null and void. Applicants must then begin the process again by submitting a new application and the $42.00 application fee for appointment to a new commission and a new appointment date.

  7. Order/Obtain Notary Seal and Register

    If you ordered a supply package, email us your commission information to: orders@notary.net or fax to: 877.349.6590. Otherwise, order your Pennsylvania notary supplies now.

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Commission Term: 4 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Resident or Employee
Stamp/Seal: Required
Journal: Required
Bond: $10,000
Application Fee: $42
Eligibility: No felony convictions.
Never had a notary commission revoked
Other: Complete a certified training course.
Complete an exam: $65

Address:
Department of State Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation
210 North Office Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0029

Phone: (717) 787-5280
Email: ST-NOTARIES@pa.gov