|Division of Legislation and Notaries |
210 North Office Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
The front doors of the North Office building are locked after 3PM
The Department of State is now accepting online notary public applications. This online system will allow both new notary public applicants and those applying for reappointment to securely submit their notary public application online. Notary public applicants will also have the ability to upload their mandatory notary education course completion certificate as well as any other documentation required to process their application. Additionally, the completed application will be sent electronically to the applicant’s State senator for endorsement.
The Division of Legislation and Notaries of the Bureau of Commission, Elections and Legislation administers the duties imposed on the Secretary of the Commonwealth by Pennsylvania's Notary Public Law. The Division works on behalf of the Secretary to appoint, commission and regulate all notaries public in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. For over 200 years, notaries public have been officially recognized by the Commonwealth for administering oaths and affirmations, certifying copies and taking depositions, affidavits, verifications and acknowledgements. Notaries public in Pennsylvania certify, verify and acknowledge hundreds of thousands of important documents each year. More than 80,000 men and women hold notary public commissions in Pennsylvania.
The Notary Public Law, 57 P.S. § § 147-168.3; The Uniform Acknowledgement Act, 21 P.S. § § 291.1-291.13.
Regulations of the Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation pertaining to notary public fee schedule: 4 Pa. Code § 161.1.
Modified Date: 08/08/2012 10:11 AM