Estate Planning

What does a notary cost?

In Texas the cost for notary services are set by the legislature and governed by the Secretary of State's office.  The current Maximum Notary Fees for Texas are as follows.

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT:     $6    for the first signature plus $1 for each additional signature on the same document.

 

JURAT:       $6      per signature, including oath or affirmation.

 

CERTIFIED COPIES:    $6      per certificate.

 

TRAVEL FEE:      Travel fee for notaries are not mentioned in Texas statute.  Such fees are proper only if the notary and signer agree beforehand on the amount.  The signer must understand that a travel fee is not required nor specified in law and is a private charge separate from the notarial fees described above.

 

11/7/2016