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Pennsylvania Notary Public FAQ


How do I become a Pennsylvania Notary Public? Here is some helpful information:

Requirements to become a Pennsylvania Notary Public:

- Applicants must be 18 years old
- Pennsylvania notary applicants must be a resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or have a place of employment or practice in Pennsylvania
- Applicants must be a citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States
- Notary applicants must be able to read and write English
- Applicants must not be disqualified to receive a commission because of character, criminal convictions, or previous sanctions. Those reasons are listed below:
  1. Failure to comply with RULONA
  2. A fraudulent, dishonest, or deceitful misstatement or omission in the application for a commission as a notary public submitted to the Department.
  3. Conviction of or acceptance of Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition by the applicant or notary public for a felony or an offense involving fraud, dishonesty, or deceit.
  4. A finding against or admission of liability by the applicant or notary public in a legal proceeding or disciplinary action based on the fraud, dishonesty, or deceit of the applicant or notary public.
  5. Failure by a notary public to discharge a duty required of a notary public, whether by this chapter, by regulation of the Department or by Federal or State law.
  6. Use of false or misleading advertising or representation by a notary public representing that the notary public has a duty, right or privilege that the notary public does not have.
  7. Violation by a notary public of a regulation of the Department regarding a notary public.
  8. Denial, refusal to renew, revocation, suspension, or conditioning of a notary public commission in another state.
  9. Failure of a notary public to maintain a bond under section 321(d) (relating to appointment and commission as notary public; qualifications; no immunity or benefit).

- Education – All applicants for initial appointment as a notary public must complete at least three hours of approved notary education. Information about receiving the Pennsylvania notary education can be found here: https://www.dos.pa.gov/OtherServices/Notaries/NotaryServices/Pages/Mandatory-Education-Requirement.aspx
- The approved notary education must occur within six months immediately preceding the application for appointment.
- All Pennsylvania notaries must pass an exam. Information for the exam can be found here: https://www.dos.pa.gov/OtherServices/Notaries/NotaryServices/Pages/Examination-Requirement-RULONA.aspx

How to become a Notary Public in Pennsylvania:

1) Take the 3-hour PA notary education course.
2) Submit the Pennsylvania notary application form, found here: https://www.notaries.pa.gov/Pages/OnlineApplication.aspx
3) The application will need to include the notary certification of training and the$42.00 notary application fee
4) Take and pass the Pennsylvania notary exam
5) Purchase the $10,000 Pennsylvania notary bond
6) Within 45 days of appointment, proceed to the county recorder and take the notary oath of office
7) Purchase your Pennsylvania Notary Supplies

How long is my Notary Term in Pennsylvania

- Pennsylvania notaries are commissioned for a term of 4 years

Which Notary Supplies are required to be a Pennsylvania Notary Public

- A Pennsylvania notary stamp is required.
- A Pennsylvania notary seal is permitted and recommended. A seal impression inker may be purchased to darken the notary embosser impression. A notary seal is recommended as some notary clients will expect to see the raised seal.
- Pennsylvania notaries are required to keep a notary record book (Notary Journal).

Pennsylvania Notary Website https://www.dos.pa.gov/OtherServices/Notaries/NotaryServices/Pages/default.aspx#.VBMTnvldUQ0

To return to the Pennsylvania Notary Supply Page, click here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-supplies-pennsylvania

How to Order Affordable Notary Supplies for Pennsylvania

One of the best ways to save money on PA Notary Stamps & PA Notary Seals is to purchase Notary kits also known as Notary Bundles or Notary Packages. These notary kits are arranged with the most commonly ordered, PA State-Approved Notary Products, packaged together and then discounted. These discounted PA Notary Kits can be found here, https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-supplies-pennsylvania-pa-package-kit  In this article we will examine each PA notary kit and the products they contain.

The cheapest Notary Supply option for Pennsylvania notaries is the Basic Notary Kit for Pennsylvania, found here at our PA Notary Store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-supplies-pennsylvania-pa  This PA Notary Package includes: The Self-Inking PA Notary Expiration Stamp, PA Notary Seal, and a notary record book. The purpose of this notary kit is to create the lowest-cost option for Pennsylvania notaries while maintaining the minimum required items to notarize properly. If you think you may not notarize very often and you’re looking to keep your costs down, this is the notary package for you.

The Notary Supply option with best value is the Value Notary Kit for Pennsylvania, found here at our Pennsylvania Notary Store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-supplies-seal-stamp-pennsylvania-package-2  This PA Notary Package includes: The Self-Inking PA Notary Expiration Stamp, PA Notary Seal, Notary Record Book, Notary affidavit stamp, and a Large Notary Zippered Supply Bag. This notary kit includes all the items of the PA Notary Basic Kit with two additions, the notary affidavit stamp, and the Large Notary Supply Bag. The Notary affidavit stamp is a very useful item as it documents the date of a swearing of an oath. The Large Notary Supply Bag is a sturdy supply bag that holds all the items of the PA Notary Value Kit and makes it easy for the notary to organize all their notary supplies. The Large supply bag measures 10 inches high x 14 inches wide and allows the notary to use a combination lock (sold separately) for extra security. The notary combination lock can be found here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/Combination-Lock-for-Notary-Supplies-Bag 

The Highest Quality PA Notary kit is the Deluxe Notary Kit for Pennsylvania, found here at our Pennsylvania Notary Store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/Pennsylvania-notary-supplies-seal-stamp-package-3  This PA Notary Package includes: The Pre-Inked PA Notary Expiration Stamp, PA Notary Seal, Notary Record Book, Pre-Inked Notary affidavit stamp, Large Notary Supply Bag, and a Deluxe Leatherette Notary Seal Pouch.  This notary kit has the highest quality notary stamps that simply kiss the paper when stamping. These Max-Light notary stamps by Trodat feature an oil-based ink which is much less likely to dry. For the notary that wants the best and expects to use the notary supplies a lot, this is the notary kit for you!

We hope this article has helped you decide which PA Notary Kits to order. All our PA Notary supplies include many notary stamp variations with multiple notary stamp colors and notary seal upgrades. As always you can purchase your PA Notary Supplies here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-supplies-pennsylvania  Anchorstamp.com proudly ships Oregon notary orders the next business day, includes a free notary pen, and offers free shipping on notary orders of $50.00 or more.

Which Pennsylvania Notary stamp should I purchase?

When you purchase your PA Notary Stamp it’s important to know your options. AnchorStamp.com offers a wide variety of Notary Stamps for Pennsylvania. The first thing a notary needs to know is that the PA notary stamps are made in accordance with Pennsylvania notary guidelines. A Pennsylvania notary will then want to know how much do Pennsylvania notary stamps cost? At Anchor Stamp, we offer PA notary stamps for all budgets, beginning with a Wood-handle notary stamp to self-inking PA notary stamps, to the highest quality, Pre-Inked PA notary stamps. Anchor Stamp offers Shiny and Trodat brands which reflect our commitment to creating quality PA notary stamps. Need your notary stamp in a hurry? No worries, Anchor Stamp ships PA Notary Supply orders the next business day and offers free shipping on notary orders of $50.00 or more. You can purchase your Pennsylvania notary stamps right here at our Pennsylvania notary store: https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-stamps-pennsylvania  Let’s look at some of PA notary stamps in detail.

1) The highest quality Pennsylvania notary stamps are the Pennsylvania Pre-Inked notary stamps. This Pennsylvania notary stamp product line uses the Max-Light brand by Trodat. The Max-Lights by Trodat feature a superior oil-based ink, a smooth stamping mechanism and a protective cover. Pre-Inked PA notary stamps can be re-inked, just be sure to use the proper Pre-Ink refill ink.

The most popular Pennsylvania Pre-Inked notary stamp is the Pre-Inked PA notary expiration stamp, found here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/pennsylvania-notary-stamp-supplies-xl115 This compact notary stamp includes a standard border to properly frame the state-approved notary information. This PA notary stamp makes a sharp, crisp notary stamp impression every time. The Pre-Inked PA notary stamp is also available in a popular pink frame.

The Pre-Inked PA Round notary stamp is the highest quality round stamp on the market today. This PA notary stamp is used where a photographically reproducible notary impression is needed. Some other applications include scanning, copying and faxing notary documents that a notary embossed image may not apply. We also find that some notaries with arthritis or other disabilities find this round notary stamp to be easier to use than squeezing a Pennsylvania notary seal. This quality PA notary stamp can be purchased at our PA notary store here: https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-stamp-round-pennsylvania-pa-pre-inked     

Anchorstamp.com also offers Oregon notaries useful Pre-Inked notary stamps such as the Pre-Inked notary affidavit stamp, found here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/pennsylvania-notary-pre-inked-affidavit-stamp, the Pre-Inked Notary Acknowledgement stamp, found here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-acknowledgement-stamp- , the Pre-Inked Notary Jurat Stamp, found here  https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-jurat-stamp , and the Pre-Inked Notary Certified True Copy stamp, found here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/certified-true-copy-stamp .

2) Our next high-quality line of Pennsylvania notary stamps are Self-Inking notary stamps using the Shiny brand. The PA Self-inking notary stamps by Shiny feature a high-quality stamp that is also re-inkable. Another very popular notary stamp is the Self-Inking PA notary expiration stamp. These notary stamps include the state-approved PA notary stamp format with a standard border and the notary’s name and expiration date. This notary product also features various stamp frame colors including Black, Pink, USA Flag, Blue, Red, and Lilac. You can purchase this quality PA notary stamp here https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-stamp-pennsylvnia-pa-self-inking  

Anchorstamp.com offers another fine PA notary stamp, the Self-Inking Round PA Notary Stamp https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-stamp-pennsylvania-round  This high-quality PA Round notary stamp includes a cover that products the notary die from dust and debris. Anchor Stamp offers the stamp frame available in Black, Red, Pink, and Blue.

Anchor Stamp also offers high-quality, useful Self-Inking Notary affidavit stamps, Self-Inking Acknowledgement Stamps and Self-Inking Jurat stamps on our PA notary stamp supply page https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-stamps-pennsylvania    

3) The remaining line of PA notary stamps are the Traditional wood-handle notary stamps, the Pennsylvania notary traditional expiration stamp https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-rubber-stamp-pennsylvania-traditional  and notary affidavit stamp https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-traditional-affidavit-stamp . This is the least expensive, old-school, wood handle notary stamp. This product must be used with a notary stamp pad, sold separately.

We hope this informative article has helped you purchase your PA notary stamps. All PA notary supplies can be purchased here on our PA notary store, https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-supplies-pennsylvania Anchorstamp.com proudly ships PA notary orders the next business day, includes a free notary pen, and offers free shipping on notary orders of $50.00 or more.

Which Pennsylvania notary seal should I purchase?

Experienced Pennsylvania notaries know that there is nothing quite like a raised or embossed notary impression. Many clients will expect to see the raised notary seal as it makes them feel like the transaction is authentic and official. In some cases where documents go out of state, a notary seal is required. When notarizing in Pennsylvania, we recommend purchasing an Pennsylvania notary seal. Anchorstamp.com offers PA notary seals in most of our PA notary kits. It is important to purchase your PA notary seal from a company like Anchorstamp.com that manufacturers the seals on site. This will ensure quality and reduce the cost and delivery time of these important notary tools. Anchor Stamp uses the Shiny brand to create our line of quality PA notary embossers. Our PA notary seals are made of steel and built to last. Each PA notary embosser is engraved with pride and tested to meet the highest quality standards. All our PA notary seals can be purchased right here on our PA notary Store https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-seal-pennsylvania     

Anchor Stamp offers three kinds of PA notary seals. The first, and most popular is the PA notary pocket seal https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-seal-pa-pennsylvania-pocket The pocket seal is named so as it could fit right in your pocket and is preferred by notaries on the go. All our notary pocket seals include a free vinyl storage pouch. Anchorstamp.com offers a wide variety of notary seal upgrades and various color options including Black, Pink, Blue, and Red.

The next PA notary seal option is the PA notary desk seal https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-seal-pa-pennsylvania-desk This notary desk seal features four rubber gripped feet for the seal to rest on top of your desk without slipping. The PA notary desk seal is great for higher volume embossing and made for the notary to leverage his/her weight as they seal.

The finest PA notary seal is the PA Notary Designer Desk Seal https://www.anchorstamp.com/products/notary-seal-pennsylvania-pa-designer-desk. The PA Designer notary desk seal is the most attractive and distinguished looking item a Pennsylvania notary can purchase. This revolutionary design is tested and proven to reduce pressure by 30%. The steel-frame construction makes this PA notary embosser built to stand the test of time. Anchorstamp.com offers this beautiful seal in Black, Silver, and Gold.

We hope this article about PA notary seals has helped you purchase your PA notary seals. All PA notary supplies can be purchased here on our PA notary store, https://www.anchorstamp.com/category/notary-supplies-pennsylvania Anchorstamp.com proudly ships PA notary orders the next business day, includes a free notary pen, and offers free shipping on notary orders of $50.00 or more.