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Online Notary Application
We're pleased to announce the Department of State's new Online Notary Public Application System. This new tool will allow Pennsylvania notaries public and prospective notaries public to apply for and renew their notary commissions in an efficient paperless process. This new approach will simplify handling, thereby reducing the expenditure of tax dollars, eliminate paperwork, simplify the payment procedures and enable better customer service to notaries.
The Online Notary Public Application System will require the same information currently required as part of the paper application. However, if you are unable to enter or upload all the required information in one session, your online application data will not be saved. Therefore, please ensure that you have all the following information and documentation listed below before using the Online Notary Public Application System:
Information
Item1 Current or most recent commission expiration date and/or commission ID number (if applying for reappointment).
Item2 Name and district number of the State Senator in whose district you reside (or if you reside outside Pennsylvania, in whose district your are employed).
Item3 Credit card information for payment.
Documentation
Item1 Proof of mandatory notary education (if required).
Item2 Criminal history documentation and explanation (if required).
Item3 Notary public disciplinary documentation and explanation (if required).
Item3 Other professional/occupational license disciplinary documentation and explanation (if required).
NOTE: Documents for upload must be in ..DOC, .DOCX, .JPG, .JPEG, .PDF, .RTF, .TIF or .TIFF format.
More information on:
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To continue to the online application we need to know if you are applying to become a notary public for the first time (New Appointment) or if you are already a notary public or have ever been a notary public in Pennsylvania before and are applying for a reappointment. Please select the appropriate button below.
    
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