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Notary Information
Effective on Thursday, October 26th, the fee to record a notary public commission and bond will be $40.00.
The Recorder of Deeds Office administers the oath of office and records your notary bond and commission. The bond must be completed before arriving to our office. We will record the documents immediately and then issue your commission and wallet card. The charge is $42.00. We will accept cash, check or credit card. Our hours are 8 am to 4 pm Monday thru Friday. From our office, you will proceed to the Prothonotary’s Office to register your signature. The fee is $5.00. Note: They do not accept personal checks for payment. Also, their office hours are 8 am to 4 pm.
If during your commission you have an address change, you are required to notify the Commonwealth and the Recorder of Deeds of the county of appointment within 5 days of the address change. If the new office is in a different county, you need to register your signature at the Prothonotary's Office of the new county within 30 days.
Name changes require you to notify the Commonwealth and the Recorder of Deeds, of the county where the notary public's business address is located, and register your new name in the Prothonotary’s Office. You may obtain the forms from the state or our office.The phone number for the Notary Division in Harrisburg is 717-787-5280.
The Department of State, Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation email address: ST-Notaries@state.pa.us