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Hotline Tip: How Do I Change The Address On My Commission?

I recently moved to a different county in Pennsylvania and no longer work in the county where I initially received my commission. Do I need to make a change to my commission? - D.A., Danville, PA

You must inform the Secretary of the Commonwealth and the recorder of deeds in the county of original appointment. Notification of the change of office address must be made in writing or electronically within five days after the change (57 PS 153). When you change your office address to a new county, you must register your official signature with the prothonotary’s office of the new county within 30 days. In counties of the second class, you must also register your signature with the clerk of court’s office within 30 days (57 PS 153 and 57 PS 155). Notaries in other states should consult with their Notary commissioning agency for the protocol for reporting address changes.

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Quiz: The Many Types Of Notarial Acts

Notaries perform many different duties for the public — and it’s easy to lose track of the different acts and what states they’re authorized in. Test your familiarity with common — and uncommon — notarial acts.

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