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February 18, 2013

What does a notary charge in 2013?

What does a notary charge 2012?

Notary fees vary across state lines, and vary depending on what type of notary act you are having done. Acknowledgments and Jurats are by far the most common notary acts. Please see our find a notary page and then look up your state to find out the notary prices / notary charge or charges for common services. Prices published are 2012 notary prices.

Please keep in mind that notaries on www.123notary.com are normally mobile notaries (traveling notaries) and will want to charge a travel fee for coming to your office, home, hospital room, or jail cell. Travel fees vary person to person, but notary prices per signature or per notary act are set by your state in terms of maximum allowed fees. A notary may not charge more than the maximum state notary fee, otherwise they can get in trouble.

If you need a quote for what a notary charges, just ask particular notaries on our database.



  1. I beleive mobile notaries should charge no less than $150 for loan signings within a 5 mile radius, and an additional $25 for each additional borrower after the first borrower – additional borrowers take additional time. Or, if charging a flat fee regardless of number of borrowers, I think notaries should charge $250.

    For hospitals I think a flat fee of $150 is fair, because you will probably have to pay for parking, and probably have to walk a distance to the patient’s room, and then wait a bit for the patient to be ready.

    For jails, I think a flat fee of $250 is fair, because again you will have to pay for parking, walk a bit, and then wait a bit for the prisoner to be ready.

    For non-loan signings at a resident or business within a five mile radius, I would charge a $60 travel fee, plus $10 for each signature.

    Remember we are often going into strangers homes, meeting people for the first time, and often can be liable for mistakes. Also, as gas prices increase so should the price of notary services. Why the expect notaries to charge the same prices as 10 years ago, when the cost of gas and everything else has increased is beyond me. When gas prices go up, even food prices increase, as does most of the service industry.

    Comment by al — March 12, 2013 @ 6:49 am

  2. As the price of a gollon of gasoline is now over $4.00, my base fee just went up to $100. $125. on average. If they want a professional, they will pay for it. The cost of “materials” just doesn’t matter any longer. I’m not going to quibble over a few dollars, but the time and travel costs are critical to profitability. I am also limiting how far I will go during commute hours and/or charge more accordingly.

    Comment by smcohn — March 12, 2013 @ 3:44 pm

  3. I agree with all the above. I charge $125 within a 30 mile radius then fees go up. It would be better if we had somewhat of standard for miles, etc. This includes printing 2 sets, etc.

    Comment by Connie Kuest — August 23, 2013 @ 4:47 am

  4. Due to the increase in the number of pages for a loan package …I add in an additional $20 for any over 120 pages….I’ve received packages with over 200 pages…insanity…takes almost a whole ream of paper to print out the loan package…and when they are late getting them to us…puts us in a bind for any problems that could come in the print….

    Comment by A.C. Dye — December 20, 2015 @ 8:09 pm

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