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The Delaware County Recorder of Deeds and the Office of Judicial Support together have implemented new procedures regarding Notary Recording and Registration. Please see below for more details:

Procedures for Swearing in Notaries Public:

  1. Notary contacts Recorder of Deeds (ROD) for his/her Commission at (610-891-4144).

  2. Notary sends ROD, preferably by email to steinhauerm@co.delaware.pa.us a copy of his/her official, unexpired Driver’s License or Passport, completed Bond and completed POA.

  3. When ROD receives these documents and verifies them, ROD will email the Notary his/her Commission and Signature Card.

  4. Notary will then go to an official who can administer his/her oath (another Notary will do), be sworn in, and sign their commission. NOTE* the Bond paperwork has two places for Notary signature – please sign in both spots labeled “Principal”.

  5. Notary will then fully complete the Signature Card.

  6. When complete, the Notary will mail the Bond, Oath, POA, signed Commission, and a check or money order made payable to “Recorder of Deeds” in the amount of $50.50 to the Recorder of Deeds office.

Please send a self-addressed, stamped return envelope along with these documents for the return of the original Commission and payment receipt.

Also, send the completed Signature Card with check or money order made payable to “Office of Judicial Support” in the amount of $3.50 – the Recorder of Deeds office will send this to the Office of Judicial Support via inter-office mail once the Bond & Oath has been recorded. OJS will then record the Notary’s signature in its Notary Registry Book.

Mail everything to:

Recorder of Deeds
Delaware County Courthouse and Government Center
Attn: MELISSA STEINHAUER
201 W. Front St.
Rm. 108
Media, PA 19063



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