57 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes § 310 - Notarial Act In This Commonwealth

§ 310. Notarial act in this Commonwealth.

(a) Eligible individuals.--A notarial act may be performed in this Commonwealth by any of the following:

(1) A judge of a court of record.

(2) A clerk, prothonotary or deputy prothonotary or deputy clerk of a court having a seal.

(3) Any of the following:

(i) A recorder of deeds.

(ii) A deputy recorder of deeds.

(iii) A clerk of a recorder of deeds to the extent authorized by:

(A) section 1 of the act of May 17, 1949 (P.L.1397, No.414), entitled "An act authorizing the recorder of deeds in counties of the first class to appoint and empower clerks employed in his office to administer oaths and affirmations";

(B) section 1312 of the act of July 28, 1953 (P.L.723, No.230), known as the Second Class County Code; or

(C) section 1313 of the act of August 9, 1955 (P.L.323, No.130), known as The County Code.

(4) A notary public.

(5) A member of the minor judiciary. As used in this paragraph, the term "minor judiciary" has the meaning given in 42 Pa.C.S. § 102 (relating to definitions).

(6) An individual authorized by law to perform a specific notarial act.

(b) Prima facie evidence.--The signature and title of an individual performing a notarial act in this Commonwealth are prima facie evidence that:

(1) the signature is genuine; and

(2) the individual holds the designated title.

(c) Conclusive determination.--The signature and title of a notarial officer described in subsection (a)(1), (2), (3), (4) or (5) conclusively establish the authority of the notarial officer to perform the notarial act.

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