Pennsylvania Association of Notaries

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The Pennsylvania Association of Notaries (PAN) is a professional notary organization specializing in state-approved notary education and providing step-by-step guidance on how to become a notary and renew your commission in Pennsylvania.

PAN offices will close at noon on Friday, December 13 for our annual Christmas luncheon. We will resume our normal business hours (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) on Monday, December 16.

PAN offices will close at noon on Friday, December 13 for our annual Christmas luncheon. We will return to our regular business hours (9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) on Monday, December 16.

Pennsylvania Association of Notaries

Have you checked out PAN's YouTube channel lately? We've got a great selection of videos geared to making your job as a notary much easier. The Pennsylvania Association of Notaries is a membership-based organization that helps individuals become notaries. We take the stress out of the notary appl...

[11/22/19]   PAN's Basic Motor Vehicle Seminar and our Advanced Motor Vehicle Seminar scheduled for Feb. 11 and Feb. 12, 2020 in Pittsburgh, have been cancelled.

PAN offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Wishing all our members and friends a happy Thanksgiving.

[11/20/19]   Help Wanted

Temporary part-time notary help is needed in Moon Township, Allegheny County. The position will continue until February. If interested, please call Mary at 412-953-2582.

[11/19/19]   Someone is contacting notaries about their notary bonds and demanding personal information or a payment.

Jim Holter, vice president of commercial surety for Merchants Bonding Company reported that a notary in Florida was recently contacted by an individual posing as a representative of Merchants. The caller told the notary that the rate on their notary bond had changed and demanded a payment over the phone. The notary contacted Merchants and learned there was no such rate change.

Holter said the company normally does not contact notaries about their bonds by telephone.

“If you get a call from someone claiming to be from Merchants, it’s highly likely an improper call,” he said. “Never give them any personal information or credit card information over the phone.”

If any PAN members receive such a phone call, please call our customer service department at 1-800-944-8790 immediately.

PAN's offices will be closed from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, November 22 for our annual Thanksgiving luncheon. We will close on the 22nd at 4 p.m. for Pittsburgh's Light-Up Night.

N.C. State Bar Disbars Local Attorney For Notary Fraud – Brevard, NC

A North Carolina attorney is disbarred for notary fraud. Local attorney Erica Erickson has been disbarred from the N.C. State Bar for “notary fraud.” In September, the State Bar stated that Erickson “knowingly made false statements to the court,” made “false certifications” and failed to disclose herself as an attorney in a case that resulted ...

We want to thank all our veterans, including PAN President Marc L. Aronson, for their military service. We are the land of the free because of the brave.

Housing scam investigation reveals Register of Deeds not allowed to verify deeds due to state law

Folks, housing fraud isn't just happening in Philadelphia and Reading, Pa. It's happening all over the country, including in North Carolina. This article is from the NBC affiliate in Charlotte, NC. “I'm glad NBC Charlotte is shining a light on this,” said Mecklenburg County Commissioner Pat Cotham.

In honor of Notary Public Day, we're starting the day off with a word from Grumpy Cat.

[11/02/19]   PAN members: our holiday office hours for Thanksgiving are incorrect in Notary Notes. We will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 for Thanksgiving.

Our thanks to eagle-eyed member Mary Ann Haas for spotting the error and letting us know!

Remember to set your clocks back one hour on Saturday night. Daylight Savings Time ends Nov. 3. And you'll get an extra hour of sleep in return!

Happy Friday everyone!! Let's reveal the answer to yesterday's PAN Trivia question and this month's winner.

The answer to our question is True. Notary Public Day is celebrated on November 7th. It was established in 1975.

Let's all congratulate Terra Gambardella. She is this month's winner.

Terra, we'll be sending you some great PAN prizes.

Folks, we are going to take a holiday break from PAN Trivia. We will be back and raring to go in January with another PAN Trivia question.

Some of our staff dressed up to celebrate Halloween today. They are so cute!

It's PAN Trivia time! Here's this month's question:

True or False - Each year, Notary Public Day is celebrated on November 7th.


Hey folks! Tomorrow is PAN Trivia Day. Tune in for the question and your chance to win a PAN-fastic prize.

Help Wanted in Dillsburg, Pa | PA Notary Blog A growing notary/tag and title business is looking for a new member to add to their team. The hours/shifts for this position can be flexible for the right

[10/17/19]   Power has been restored.

The power remains out at One Montgomery Plaza in Norristown on Thursday, October 17, due to a blown transformer.

[10/16/19]   Montgomery County Power Outage Oct. 16, 2019

We have been advised that power is out at One Montgomery Plaza, Norristown due to a blown transformer. All county offices located in this building have been closed. This affects the following offices:

The Recorder’s Office is closed. While it appears documents can be submitted for eRecording, they will not be reviewed while the office is closed. Online access to recorded documents is available.

The Assessment Office is closed. Assessment information can be viewed online.

The Register of Wills is closed. The information previously available through the Court’s online system can still be searched.

The Prothonotary is located in a different building and is, therefore, not affected by the power outage.

There is no estimate on when the power will return. We will provide updated information as it becomes available.

[10/10/19]   A long-forgotten notarial record dating back to the 1970s-1980s recently came into the possession of the archivist of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill in Greensburg.

Archivist Casey Bowser contacted PAN to ask what should be done with the record of Sister M. Ellenita O’Connor, S.C., who served as a notary and treasurer of the Sisters of Charity congregation in Westmoreland County from 1979-1989.

“Sister Ellenita has been retired and living at Caritas Christi, the motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, for some time,” said Casey. “Recently, the Sister Servant and Administrator of Caritas Christi began helping Sister Ellenita clean out her room. In addition to priceless family films from the 1920s, her notarial record was sent to our archives.”

According to Casey, the archives hold all the records of the congregation, including information relating to the sisters’ lives and missions.

After speaking to a member of PAN’s Communications Department, Sister Ellenita’s notarial record was sent to the Westmoreland County Recorder of Deeds office.

We're baaaaack!

It's been nearly two years since Pennsylvania's notary law, RULONA (Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts) was instituted. Check out the video to see if you are RULONA-compliant.

[09/27/19]   A forged notary signature used by man to file for divorce.

A Houston-area man faced a judge after deputies said he fraudulently filed and completed a divorce from his wife without her knowing or consenting. The court had already filed the final divorce decree.

Deputies investigated and learned that Paul Nixon, 51, submitted forged documents and false information to the courts, including a forged waiver of service that listed a false address and phone number for his wife, Edna. In addition to the false info provided, the waiver of service also included a forged notary signature in which Nixon spelled the notary’s name wrong.

He has been charged with aggravated perjury for allegedly lying to the courts about the validity of the forms and the information on them. His wife set a motion to set aside the divorce and the court has since granted her motion due to the divorce being filed fraudulently.

[09/27/19]   The answer to this month's PAN Trivia question is ... witnessing or attesting a signature. This is the new notary act that was instituted by RULONA in 2017.
Our winner for PAN Trivia is Jenna Skopinski! 👏👏👏👏👏
Congratulations Jenna! You'll be receiving some nice PAN prizes in the mail in a few days.

Good morning everyone. It's time for PAN Trivia. Please type your answer to this question in the Comment box.

"Signed (or attested) before me on _________ by ________" is the wording for what notarial act?

[09/25/19]   Happy Autumn Everyone! Are you ready for this month's PAN Trivia question? We'll be posting one tomorrow morning. You'll need your thinking caps for this one!!

[09/23/19]   There are two Wills for Heroes events in Allegheny County in October in need of volunteers:

Saturday, October 12, 2019, Monroeville Public Safety Training Center, 2465 Johnston Rd., Monroeville, and
Saturday, October 19, 2019, Ross Township Municipal Center, 1000 Ross Municipal Dr., Pittsburgh 15146
They are asking notaries to volunteer to execute wills and powers of attorney. Notaries would work a three-hour shift: 9 a.m. to noon; or 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. However, the organizer is flexible if anyone can only volunteer a limited amount of time. Four people are needed for each time slot for each day.

To volunteer, please send your name, email address and phone number, along with what day/time you would like to volunteer to: Lauren Michaels, [email protected] or call her at 570-706-5844.

PAN's annual charity auction is scheduled for Friday, September 27. Our offices will open at 10 a.m. Thanks!

[09/19/19]   Let’s clear up the confusion about renewing notaries and the notary exam.

If you begin the reappointment process at least six months before the end of your current commission, which includes completing the three-hour education requirement and getting your application into the Department of State within six months of your current commission expiration date, you WILL NOT have to take the Pearson VUE notary exam.

If you do not finish the application process (not getting sworn into office within 45 days from the date your new commission begins), you will have to start the reappointment process all over again … and that means you will have to take the Pearson VUE notary exam.

Do not wait until the last minute to renew your commission. Start the process at least six months in advance of your current expiration date and follow through with the reappointment process by taking the oath of office within 45 days from the date your new commission begins.

Are you recording the proper entries in your notary journal? This video describes what Pennsylvania notaries should be recording in their Journal. #Record #Notary #Journal

Are you recording the correct information in your notary journal? Or do you need a quick refresher what to record in your notary journal? Check out our latest video over on our YouTube channel

#Notary #PA #PANotary #PANotaryPublic #Journal #Record #Pennsylvania #PennsylvaniaNotary

Flight 93 Tower of Voices Chimes

Hey folks, this is a short video of the Tower of Voices chimes. Have a tissue ready.

The Flight 93 Tower of Voices will be dedicated September 9th. The tower is “a 93-foot tall concrete memorial that will serve as a landmark for Flight 93 Nat...

Instead of posting a photo of the Twin Towers burning on Sept. 11, 2001, we wanted to share this photo of the Tower of Voices at the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Somerset County. Standing 93 feet high, it features a wind chime for each of the 40 individuals who died on Flight 93 when the hijacked plane crashed in the field on that fateful day. It's often quite windy there at the 2,200-acre park and the sound of those wind chimes is breathtakingly beautiful. If you have a chance, visit the Flight 93 Memorial and never forget what happened on that tragic day.

[09/09/19]   PAN has cancelled the First Time and Everyday Notary Challenges seminars scheduled in DuBois on September 17, 2019. PAN's Notary Reappointment Seminar, on Sept. 18, remains open.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

[09/05/19]   Ohio Clerk of Courts to End Notary Applications and Reappointments

An Ohio Senate bill designed to expedite the notary public options and provide uniformity for the application process goes into effect later this month, leading Logan County Clerk of Courts Barb McDonald to close the window for filing applications through her office.

People in Ohio who want to become notaries or want to renew their commissions will have until Friday, Sept. 6, to file with McDonald's office. She set the deadline so that her staff could complete the work prior to Sept. 19, the day clerks of courts across Ohio will lose authority to do so.

Moving forward, notary public applications will be handled through the Ohio Secretary of State's Office. It will cost more to become a notary and there will be education requirements for new applicants and renewals.

Justin Dinovo, president of Citizens Federal Savings and Loan Association, said the law will require institutions such as his to plan six months to a year out to make sure the staff has the necessary notaries.

"The application and renewal processes are a little more expensive but when it's spread over a five-year period it's not that much. There are 88 different ways to handle notary applications and renewals. This bill streamlines it."

This video talks about the process for making a certified copy for Pennsylvania notaries. #CertifiedCopies #Notary #RULONA

[08/29/19]   Wills for Heroes Event in Butler

The Butler County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division will hold a Wills for Heroes event on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Butler County Community College Founder's Hall.

The event is in need of three notaries, six witnesses and two greeters for 9 a.m. to noon, and three notaries, six witnesses, and two greeters for noon to 3 p.m./4 p.m. Witnesses do not need to be attorneys for the event.

There will be five computer stations. The event committee will split the day for attorneys on the computers, so they need between five-10 attorneys to volunteer for the computer work.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided for the volunteers.

To volunteer, please contact Janis Hackett at [email protected] or call 724-841-0130.

We bring notary education to you. This week in Center City Philadelphia. Thank you for hosting, Friends Center! #pennsylvaniaassociationofnotaries #friendscenter #cityofbrotherlylove

PAN: Notary and Motor Vehicle Education

Allentown Afternoon Notary Reappointment Seminar Opened

PAN has opened an afternoon Notary Reappointment Seminar on September 11, 2019 for Allentown notaries. The seminar will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1787 Airport Road in Allentown, with sign-in beginning at 1:30 p.m. The cost is $69. To pre-register, please call PAN at 1-800-944-8790 Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or visit our website at The Pennsylvania Association of Notaries (PAN) is provides state approved notary and motor vehicle education seminars.

[08/27/19]   Don’t forget to check out our Instagram page! When we reach 200 followers we will do a giveaway!

We wish our members and friends a very Happy Labor Day. PAN offices will be closed on Monday, September 2.

In this video, "Notarizing a Document in Pennsylvania," PAN explains the general steps to properly notarizing a document in Pennsylvania. #Notary #Notarizing #PANotary

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