Notary Information

Process for swearing in as a Notary Public 

When you are ready to be sworn in as a notary public, bring your bond, power of attorney and photo ID to the Recorder of Deeds Office. You do not need an appointment and are welcome any time between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. You will be sworn in and your bond will be recorded. The fee for this is $38.50. We accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. All checks must be made payable to the Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds.

After leaving our office, you must visit the Montgomery County Prothonotary in the Courthouse to have your signature registered. The fee is $3.50. The Prothonotary's Office accepts cash only.

If you have questions regarding this process, please feel free to contact us at 610-278-3289.

Attention Notaries: Swearing in virtually

Our office has partnered with the Montgomery County Prothonotary to swear in Montgomery County notaries both via video conferencing. Please be prepared with your executed bond, power of attorney, and photo ID. The fee will be $42. NOTE: This one charge will pay the Recorder of Deeds fee of $38.50 and the Prothonotary fee of $3.50. To be sworn in by video conferencing there will be a $25 convenience fee added. Sign up for your time slot here. 

To sign up for a time slot, notaries need to have an executed bond, power of attorney and their driver’s license. After signing up you will receive an automatically generated confirmation of your time. A day before your online video conference you will receive a Cisco WebEx invitation to join the meeting at your reserved time.

If you do not have a camera on your computer, please download the free Cisco WebEx app on your phone or tablet. Open the app at your scheduled time and enter the meeting ID and passcode.

Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts

On October 26, 2017, the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts took effect. All notaries should be aware of important changes in the law. Specific information about these changes can be found on the Pennsylvania Department of State Website: Changes include an education requirement for ALL notaries; examination by a registered Pennsylvania Department of State examination vendor; changes to the notary stamp; and many other changes. Notaries are encouraged to read more about these important changes at

Notary Public Forms