Notary Fees Charged
California Notary Fees are capped by the State of California. The caps are very low compared to other states. However, additional fees may be charged for additional services such as; mobile notary travel fees, after hours door fees, and/or other special fees.
Standard Fee Guide
- Acknowledgments – $15 per notarized signature
- Jurats – $15 per notarized signature
- Oaths and Affirmations – $15 per Oath or Affirmation taken
- Certified Copy of Power of Attorney – $15 per copy certified.
Travel Fees– Mobile Notary Service to locations typically depends on the distance travelled. Minimum standard travel fees are typically $50 with additional fees of $5 to $200 depending on the location, time of day, etc.
Waiting Fee– Notaries are allowed to charge waiting fees. Typically, the first few minutes of wait time is not charged, however this guideline suggests that wait times in excess of 10 minutes be charged at between $1-2 per minute.
Document Printing Fees – (for loan documents and more): $0.45-$.75 per page.
Forms and Template Fees – If a client does not have the proper forms and they must be provided by the notary, an additional fee should be charged. For standard forms, this guideline suggests $15/form.
Loan Signing Rates: $125 for signing up to 150 pages. Does not include printing documents.
Door Fees – A notary that keeps a private office should charge for providing a safe and secure setting for notarizing documents. These fees can vary based on the location and the security of the office location. Additional door fees may apply for after hours notary service.
After Hours Fees – Providing services outside of normal business hours is both risky and inconvenient. Proper precautions should be made to ensure a safe environment is always maintained to allow for the highest ethical standards for the notary. After hour fees can be incorporated into Door Fees or into Travel Fees. These fees typically start at an additional $35 and increase dramatically during the mid-night hours.