Section 6105(A) of the Judicial Code
In D'Ambrosio v. D'Ambrosio, 19 Phila. 347, 354 (1989), the court of common pleas rejected an argument that a notarized document is necessarily admissible under section 6105(a) of the Judicial Code.
The court stated:
This obtuse effort to legitimize hearsay solely by virtue of a notarization ... would abolish the hearsay objection i.e., a witness offering hearsay testimony would simply have a transcript of such testimony notarized to make it admissible.... This Court could find no precedent for the proposition that one of the official acts of notaries public is to "cleanse" and "purify" the hearsay nature of documents offered into evidence.
In Perrotti v. Meredith, 2005 PA Super 57, 868 A.2d 1240 (Pa. Super. 2005), our superior court stated that section 6105(a) of the Judicial Code allows the contents of a notarized document to be admitted as proof of the facts stated therein.
However, as indicated, section 6105(a) states only that the acts or attestations of a notary may be received as evidence as proof of the facts stated in the acts or attestations.