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Online Notary in Pennsylvania

Online Notary, also known as remote online notarization (RON), is a virtual service that allows you to notarize legal documents in Pennsylvania and anywhere else in the United States. 

By using LawDepot’s Online Notary, you connect with a notary public using your device’s camera and microphone. It’s a secure, easy, and accessible way to notarize legal documents conveniently from work or home.

Online Notary is also known as:

  • Remote notary
  • Digital notary
  • Virtual notary
  • Webcam notarization

Yes, Online Notary is legal in Pennsylvania. Online Notary is possible because the Full Faith and Credit Clause allows a notarization performed in one state to be legal in another. Therefore, citizens can utilize online notaries from wherever they may live.

The Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act further supports Online Notaries by recognizing e-signatures as a legally valid form of signing documents. 

In Pennsylvania, remote online notarization became permanently legal on October 29, 2020, through the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts when Governor Wolf implemented Act 97 following the temporary measures of April 2020.

What does an Online Notary do?

With LawDepot’s Online Notary, our team of notaries provides the following services: 

  • Jurat: When parties make an oath or an affirmation before the notary about the truthfulness of the document’s contents.
  • Acknowledgement: When the parties express their willingness to sign a document to the notary.

How much does Online Notarization cost in Pennsylvania?

With LawDepot’s Online Notary service, it’s just $25 for the first seal and $10 for each additional seal. Notarization can be completed from your place of work or home in just a matter of minutes. 

Pennsylvania does not have a maximum fee that notaries must adhere to for remote online notarizations. With LawDepot’s flat fee of $25 for the first seal and $10 for each additional seal, it means you don’t have to worry about any other added costs.

What documents can Pennsylvanians notarize with LawDepot's Online Notary?

Certain documents are eligible for notarization in Pennsylvania. This includes:

Documents Pennsylvanians cannot notarize with LawDepot's Online Notary

Copies of vital documents cannot be notarized. Vital documents include personal information about a person’s life events. Notary publics cannot verify if the copy is true to the original document issued by government agencies that keep the documents on record.  

LawDepot’s Online Notary team cannot notarize copy certification, also known as certified copies. The following documents also can’t be notarized:

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