Pennsylvania Notary Fees, Application, and Commission Information
Become a Pennsylvania notary public
$5.00 for the first signature and $2.00 for each additional
$3.00 per page
Oaths & Affirmations
$3.00 per page
Verification upon oath
$5.00 per verification
Become a Pennsylvania notary publicQualifications
You must be at least eighteen years old, reside, or work within the state of Pennsylvania to be
eligible to be a Pennsylvania notary public. In addition, you must be of good character, integrity
and ability. Applicants must submit a complete and accurate Pennsylvania notary application in
which the prospective notary must verify that he or she is of good moral character, and is familiar
with the duties and responsibilities of a notary public as determined by the Secretary of the
Commonwealth. You must provide proof that you completed the three hour educational requirement.
You must not have had a notary commission revoked anywhere in the United States within the past
five years of your application date.
A person holding any judicial office in the Commonwealth, except the office of Magisterial District
Justice can not be a Pennsylvania notary public. A member of the U.S. Congress, and a person holding
an office or appointment of profit or trust under the legislative, executive or judiciary departments
of the federal government for which he or she receives a salary, fees or perquisites also can not be
a notary public in Pennsylvania. Any member of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania is also not
eligible to be a notary public.
Please allow anywhere from four to six weeks for your application to be processed. The application
must be endorsed by your local state senator. The notary must get a $10,000 bond within 45 days of
getting their commission as well as taking and recording an oath and filing ( recording ) the bond.
The application fee is $40.00 payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania notary
application can be downloaded from the state's notary website.