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19 Pa. Code § 13.5. Form.

§ 13.5. Form.

 (a)  Except as otherwise provided in this section, a submittal deposited with the Corporation Bureau for filing under this subpart shall conform to other applicable provisions of this subpart and be typewritten in characters not smaller than pica or printed in not less than 10-point type in black or blue-black ink on adequately leaded white paper, with top margin at least 2 inches wide on the first page and 1 inch wide on all other pages. The impression shall be on only one side of the paper unless the paper is of adequate quality to prevent the impression on one side from bleeding through to or being otherwise visible from the reverse side. Mechanically reproduced copies will be accepted as typewritten if they are of adequate clarity and contrast to reproduce properly.

 (b)  Paper stock used for submittals shall be cut or folded to letter size either 8 to 8-1/2 inches wide by 10-1/2 to 11 inches long, or to European or metric size A4 paper. A document prepared on legal size paper will be received only in cases where the person submitting the document has no control over the size of paper used; for example, requisite approvals of regulatory authorities, tax clearance certificates, and the like.

 (c)  Submission on forms approved by the Department is necessary only in cases where the provisions of this subpart expressly prohibit submission on other than Department furnished forms. In all other cases a submittal may be typed or printed by the applicant as set forth in subsections (a) and (b).

 (d)  If printed forms of security agreements are submitted for filing under 13 Pa.C.S. (relating to the Uniform Commercial Code), warning legends, trademarks and similar matters may be printed in colored inks if either the information is not legally relevant to the purpose of the filing or the colored printed matter is of adequate clarity and contrast to reproduce properly.

 (e)  The pages of submittals consisting of two or more leaves shall be sequentially numbered in arabic numerals, that is 2, 3, 4, and so forth, beginning with the second page. Appendices, annexes, and the like may be separately page numbered. It is requested that page numbering be in the form ‘‘Page 1 of 5 pages,’’ ‘‘Page 2 of 5 pages,’’ and so forth. A document will not be received which is bound to preclude its ready separation into individual leaves for reproduction purposes.

 (f)  The requirement of subsection (a) that the top margin of a submittal be at least 2 inches wide on the first page does not apply to a submittal which was not originally intended for filing with the Department or which is submitted on a format promulgated under this title.

 (g)  See also §  11.7 (relating to size, shape and physical characteristics of filed documents). Subsections (a)—(f) supersede 1 Pa. Code §  33.2 (relating to form) insofar as the section relates to submittals.


   The provisions of this §  13.5 adopted June 22, 1973, effective June 23, 1973, 3 Pa.B. 1164; amended April 17, 1992, effective April 18, 1992, 22 Pa.B. 1993. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (54457) to (146435).

Cross References

   This section cited in 19 Pa. Code §  11.7 (relating to size, shape and physical characteristics of filed documents).

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