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Pennsylvania Notary Fees, Application, and Commission Information

Become a Pennsylvania notary public
Acknowledgments $5.00 for the first signature and $2.00 for each additional
Affidavits $5.00
Depositions $3.00 per page
Jurats $5.00
Oaths & Affirmations $5.00
Protest $3.00 per page
Verification upon oath $5.00 per verification
Become a Pennsylvania notary public Qualifications 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. Disqualified individuals 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. Procedure 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.
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