Notaries public in Pennsylvania are appointed for four year terms under the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts (RULONA). To become a notary in Pennsylvania, you have to be 18 years of age, be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, be a resident or have a place of employment within Pennsylvania, complete the required notary education, and pass the examination required by the state.
A Pennsylvania notary public also must obtain a $10,000 notary surety bond within 45 days after the date of their appointment. The bond must be obtained before the notary public is able to start notarizing. The bond is in place to protect the public against the notary’s error, negligence, or purposeful wrongdoing. It is not protection for the notary themselves.
Where can you instantly purchase a notary surety bond?
Colonial offers the direct and digital way to obtain a Pennsylvania notary bond. We are the insurance company — which means no agent, no broker, and no middleman and are licensed in all 50 states. The steps are easy — get a quote online, fill out your information, and enter your payment method. It’s that simple!