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Can I Notarize A Copy Of A Marriage Certificate?

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Am I allowed to notarize a copy of a marriage certificate? A. A., Pennsylvania

No. While Pennsylvania Notaries are authorized to certify that a document is an accurate copy of an original document, you may not certify certain federal, state or county records. This would include the following types of documents: birth, death, marriage records and corporate records.

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Walter Felton

12 Sep 2017

So I can say, ' yes, thats a copy of said federal, state or county record' but that's it? Is it possible to acknowledge that IT IS a good copy on a seperate letter?

National Notary Association

13 Sep 2017

Hello. If you are a PA Notary, then as the article above stated you are not permitted to perform any kind of certification for marriage, birth or death records.

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