Recorder of Deeds
Please note: Refer all questions concerning the application to either your State Senator or Pennsylvania Department of State.
A notary public applicant must meet the following eligibility requirements for an appointment:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Be a resident of or be employed within the Commonwealth
- Be of good character, integrity and ability
Application, Process and Instructions
To be sworn in as a Notary Public, you must bring your bond and photo ID to the Recorder of Deeds office. The fee for swearing in is $40.50; your bond will also be recorded. Upon completion, you will be directed to the Prothonotary's Office to have your signature registered ($3.75 fee).
For more information, please call the office (215) 348-6209, contact your local State Senator, or go to the PA Department of State.
Office of Recorder of Deeds
Joseph J. Szafran, Recorder of Deeds
Bucks County Courthouse
55 East Court St, 2nd Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901