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Notary Public Fees

 
The fees for notaries public for all notarial acts are set by the Department of State by regulation. A notary public must not charge or receive a notary public fee in excess of the fees fixed by the Department. The fees of the notary must be separately stated. A notary public may waive the right to charge a fee. If a notary charges fees, the notary must display the fees in a conspicuous place in the notary's place of business or provide fees, upon request, to any person utilizing the services of the notary.
 
Notary fees are presumed to be the property of the notary public and do not belong to or be received by the entity that employs the notary public, unless mutually agreed by the notary public and the employer.
 
Notaries public may charge a clerical or administrative fee for services they have provided related to the notarial act, such as copying documents, postage, travel and telephone calls. These clerical or administrative fees are not set by the Department. Such clerical or administrative fees must be customary and reasonable for the geographic area and for the service rendered. Customers should be informed prior to the notarization of a document if a clerical fee is being charged in addition to the notary public fees. The customer's receipt should itemize these fees. Clerical and administrative fees, if charged, must be separately itemized in the notary journal.
 
NOTARY PUBLIC FEE SCHEDULE
LAST REVISED MAY 28, 2005
and as proposed by § 161.2(a) of the Department’s proposed regulations
 
 
  Taking acknowledgment
 $5.00 
  Taking acknowledgment (each additional name)
 $2.00 
  Administering oath or affirmation (per individual taking oath or affirmation)
 $5.00 
  Taking verification on oath or affirmation (no matter how many signatures)
 $5.00 
  Witnessing or attesting a signature (per signature)
 $5.00 
  Certifying or attesting a copy or deposition (per certified copy)
 $5.00
  Noting a protest of a negotiable instrument (per page)
 $3.00