Our vision is to become the premier Department of State agency in the nation by providing the highest standards of Accurate, Courteous, Timely and Valued service.

“At the Pennsylvania Department of State, we ACT”


Under the leadership of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, the mission of the Department of State is to promote the integrity of the electoral process, to provide the initial infrastructure for economic development through corporate organizations and transactions, and to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public. The Department will encourage the highest standards of ethics and competence in the areas of election, campaign finance, notarization, professional and occupational licensure, charitable solicitation, and professional boxing and wrestling. Through the implementation of the latest technology, the Department will provide exceptional public service and will remain a leader in all regulatory and enforcement policies and practices aimed at protecting every resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Modified Date: 12/20/2012 02:34 PM