How Much to Charge for Mobile Notary Services?Hashim
This is a somewhat sticky question for most mobile notaries. Why? Because how much you charge depends on a number of factors.
First, several states mandate how much a notary public can charge per notarial act, per signature notarized, or both. Other states allow a notary public to charge a travel fee, while many don’t. Additionally, some states don’t have a statutory fee schedule for notaries.
Then, there are those notaries who do not abide by their state notary laws and set their own fee schedule, for example when they charge an additional fee for adding a notarial certificate to a document. (When I called my Secretary of State’s Office about this, they laughed, as it is not allowed in Texas.) Some notaries even charge to complete the notarial act in a different language. (By the way, charging extra for explaining the notarization process in a different language is also not allowed in some states.) Some charge an additional fee for using an embosser in lieu of a notary stamp or charge more for notarizing after hours or on weekends. These notaries risk the suspension or revocation of their notary commissions.