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Pennsylvania Notary Applicants; Criminal History

Annex ATITLE 4. ADMINISTRATIONPART VIII. BUREAU OF COMMISSIONS, ELECTIONS AND LEGISLATIONSubpart C. COMMISSIONSCHAPTER 165. NOTARIES PUBLIC Sec.165.1 Statement of policy—lesser offenses incompatible with the duties of a notary public. § 165.1 Lesser offenses incompatible with the duties of a notary public Statement of Policy. (a) The Secretary of the Commonwealth reviews applications for appointment to the office of notary public under section 5 of The Notary Public Law (act) (57 P.S. § 151). Section 5(b)(1) of the act requires that the applicant may not have been convicted of or pled guilty or nolo contendere to a felony or a lesser...

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Important News Regarding Your Notary Register

The Prosecution Division of the Bureau of Commission, Elections and Legislation is conducting random spot checks of notary registers. Make sure that you keep a register and that the register is in proper form.The law requires a permanent record in a firmly bound book of every document notarized. If you do not currently use a notary public register or if the one you have is not in proper form your Notary Commission could be revoked and you could be subjected to a fine! The Official Notarial Public Register offered by Notaries Equipment Company is especially designed for keeping the required...

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New Pennsylania Notary Application Available

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Pennsylvania Electronic Notarization Initiative

 What is the Electronic Notarization Initiative? List of Participating County Recorders of Deeds Chester County Recorder of Deeds OfficeTerence Farrell, Recorder of Deeds121 N. Walnut St., Suite 100West Chester, PA 19380-0991http://www.chesco.org/recorderTelephone inquiries: 610-344-6331Email inquiries: RodInfo@chesco.org Lancaster County Recorder of Deeds OfficeSteve McDonald, CPA, Recorder of Deeds50 N. Duke St., Second FloorLancaster, PA 17602http://www.lancasterdeeds.comTelephone inquiries: 717-299-8238Email inquiries: mcdonald@co.lancaster.pa.us Philadelphia County Recorder of Deeds OfficeJoan T. Decker, CommissionerDepartment of RecordsCity Hall, Room 156Philadelphia, PA 19107http://www.phila.gov/records/divisions/recording.htmlTelephone inquiries: 215-686-2261 and 215-686-2262Email inquiries: joan.decker@phila.gov Westmoreland County Recorder of Deeds OfficeTom Murphy, Recorder of Deeds2 North Main Street, Suite 503Greensburg, PA 15601http://www.wcdeeds.us/recorder/index.htmlTelephone inquiries: 724-830-3518 and 724-830-3533Email inquiries: tmurphy@co.westmoreland.pa.us Eight...

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