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

NNA Hotline Tips For NotariesI 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.

Hotline answers are based on the laws in the state where the question originated and may not reflect the laws of other states. If in doubt, always refer to your own state statutes. –The Editors


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Ruby A Deadder

12 Mar 2015

I recently moved and need to change my address what do I need to do?

National Notary Association

12 Mar 2015

Hello. In order to answer your question can you please tell us what state you are commissioned in?

21 Mar 2015

I recently moved in California. I am still in the same county but I know i need to notify within so many days of my moving and where to mail my letter too?

National Notary Association

23 Mar 2015

Hello. California Notaries who move their business, residence and/or mailing address must inform the Secretary of State in writing, by certified mail, within 30 days of the move. You will need to mail the notification to: Notary Public Section, P.O. Box 942877, Sacramento, CA 94277–0001. More information is available here:

Gloria Lindquist

08 Apr 2015

I recently moved from Marion County, Florida to Bay County Florida. Who do I contact to change my address?

National Notary Association

08 Apr 2015

Hi Gloria. You'll need to contact the Florida Department of State and notify them of your change of address within 60 days after the move. Their address is: Department of State, Division of Corporations, Notary Commissions and Certifications Section, P.O. Box 6327, Tallahassee, FL 32314.

Myra E Doolin

19 Jul 2016

I recently renewed my commission #604523 in the state of Illinois. I no longer work at the company or have the e-mail address that I had. I just wanted to make sure I got notified when my stamp and official certificate was available.

National Notary Association

21 Jul 2016

Hello. If you renewed your commission and purchased your seal through the NNA, please contact our Customer Care team at 1-800-876-6827 and let them know about your change of address. They should be able to help you with any questions.

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