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Alabama
10
Rhode Island
25
Arizona
10
California
15
Colorado
15
Nevada
15
Florida
10
Indiana
10
Michigan
10
Montana
10
New Hampshire
10
North Carolina
10
Oregon
10
South Dakota
10
Texas
10
Utah
10
Washington
10
West Virginia
10
Wyoming
10
Maryland
8
Connecticut
5
Delaware
5
District of Columbia
5
Hawaii
5
Idaho
5
Illinois
5
Georgia
2
Minnesota
5
Mississippi
5
Missouri
5
Nebraska
5
New Mexico
5
North Dakota
5
Ohio
5
Oklahoma
5
Pennsylvania
5
South Carolina
5
New York
2
Virginia
5
Wisconsin
5

Notary Fees by State 2024

Notary Fees by State 2024

Notarization is the official fraud-deterrent process that assures all parties of a transaction that a document is authentic. A notarization is done by a Notary Public, who performs three steps to notarize a document: vetting, certifying, and record keeping. A notary public is a commissioned representative who is charged with verifying the identity of the signer, confirms that the signer signs under his or her own free will, and witnesses the signing event. A notary’s screening helps prevent private citizens from having property stolen by identity thieves, forgers, or others who might exploit the vulnerable.

Many documents and legal forms require a notarization. These include articles of incorporation, vendor contracts, loan agreements, commercial leases, wills, trusts, power of attorney, court documents, and many others. The cost of a notarization depends on the state you're in and whether it is classfiied as a acknowledgement, jurat, or oath/affirmation.

Acknowledgments

The purpose of an acknowledgment is for the signer, who has been positively identified at the time of notarization, to declare that the signature on the document is his or her own signature, that he or she has willingly signed the document, and that he or she agrees to all of the provisions in the document. Acknowledgments are typically performed on documents controlling or conveying ownership of valuable assets such as property. Acknowledgments cost anywhere between $0.50 and $15, depending on the state you’re in.

Jurats

During a jurat, the signer must appear in person to sign the document and recite an oath or affirmation confirming that the statements in the document are true. If a person takes an oath or affirmation related to an official proceeding and fails to be truthful, he or she may be prosecuted for perjury. Jurats are typically performed on evidentiary documents related to the justice system. Jurats can cost between $0.25 and $10 depending on the state you’re in.

Oaths and Affirmations

Oaths and affirmations are both notarial acts that compel a person to tell the truth and has he or she essentially promise that they are and/or will tell the truth. An oath is a solemn promise spoken to God or a Supreme Being. An affirmation is a spoken pledge made on the signer’s personal honor instead of referencing a higher power. Those who take an oath or affirmation promise to tell the truth under penalty of perjury, which can result in serious legal consequences. Verbal oaths and affirmations cost between $0.25 and $10 depending on the state. Below is the cost of acknowledgments, jurats, and verbal oaths/affirmations in every state. States with slots left blank indicates that notaries set their own rates.

Notary Fees by State 2024

  • States marked NFS are those in which no state-level fee schedule exists and notaries set their own rates.
  • Data updated 2024.

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State
Acknowledgments Fee ($)
Jurats Fee ($)
Verbal Oath/Affirmation Fee ($)
Travel Fees ($ or set by)
RON (Remote Online Notarization) ($)
Notary Fees Additional Details
Rhode Island252525IRS25
California151515Not setN/A
Signer must agree to Travel Fee in advance.
Colorado15151525
Nevada1515815-30 per hour25
Signer must agree to Travel Fee in advance.
Alabama101010N/A
Arizona101010Dept. of Admin10
Florida10101025
Indiana101010U.S. General Services Admin25
Fees for Acknowledgement, Jurats, and Verbal Oaths are per signature.
Michigan101010Not set10
Signer must agree to Travel Fee in advance.
Montana101010IRS10 per signature
New Hampshire1010100.20 per mile25
North Carolina101010Not set25
Signer must agree to Travel Fee in advance.
Oregon101010Not set25
Signer must agree to Travel Fee in advance.
South Dakota10101010
Texas10101025 + regular Notary fee
Utah10101025
Fees for Acknowledgement, Jurats, and Verbal Oaths are per signature.
Washington101010Not set25
Signer must agree to Travel Fee in advance.
West Virginia101010N/A
Wyoming10010IRSN/A
Signer must agree to Travel Fee in advance.
Maryland888IRS (5 max.)30
Connecticut5550.35 per mileN/A
Delaware555N/A
District of Columbia555Not set
Signer must agree to Travel Fee in advance. Fees are temporary and will cease to apply when the emer...
Hawaii55525
Idaho555Not set
Illinois55525
Minnesota5555
Mississippi555Not setN/A
Signer must agree to Travel Fee in advance.
Missouri555Not set5
RON fees are temporary and will cease to apply when the emergency order for remote notarization expi...
Nebraska522Dept. of Admin Services25
New Mexico555Not set25
Signer must agree to Travel Fee in advance.
North Dakota555Not set5
Signer must agree to Travel Fee in advance.
Ohio555Not set25
Signer must agree to Travel Fee in advance.
Oklahoma55525
Pennsylvania555N/A
South Carolina555Not setN/A
Signer must agree to Travel Fee in advance.
Virginia555Not set25
Signer must agree to Travel Fee in advance.
Wisconsin5555
New Jersey2.50 / 152.50 / 152.50 / 15N/ANot set
A $15 flat fee applies when performing notarial acts for the grantors in the transfer of real estate...
Georgia222Not setN/A
Signer must agree to Travel Fee in advance.
New York22225
AlaskaNFSNFSNFSNFSNFS
No fee schedule
ArkansasNFSNFSNFSNFSNFS
No fee schedule, but signer must agree to all fees in advance
IowaNFSNFSNFSNFSNFS
No fee schedule
KansasNFSNFSNFSNFSN/A
No fee schedule
KentuckyNFSNFSNFSNFSNFS
No fee schedule
LouisianaNFSNFSNFSNFSNFS
No fee schedule
MaineNFSNFSNFSNFSNFS
No fee schedule
MassachusettsNFSNFSNFSNFSNFS
No fee schedule
TennesseeNFSNFSNFSNFS25
No fee schedule, but 25 for RON
VermontNFSNFSNFSNFSNFS
No fee schedule
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