How much does it cost to notarize a document?
This one of the most common question at the time of hiring a notary to have a document properly notarized. Most people would just think of a quick and general answer (The most common answer would be “$10.00”) but even do is a tricky question we will try to give our best answer possible to help you avoid overpay for any notary public service.
As per Fla. Stat. § 117.05(2)(a) “The notary public fees may not exceed $10.00 per each notarial act, except as provided in s. 117.045 or s. 117.275.” . Let’s see the exception described on this statutes:
117.045 Marriages.—A notary public is authorized to solemnize the rites of matrimony. For solemnizing the rites of matrimony, the fee of a notary public may not exceed those provided by law to the clerks of the circuit court for like services. History.—s. 4, ch. 98-246.
117.275 Fees for online notarization.—An online notary public or the employer of such online notary public may charge a fee, not to exceed $25, for performing an online notarization under this part. Fees for services other than notarial acts are not governed by this section.
History.—s. 14, ch. 2019-71.
After reviewing the status we already know most of the services would be cover with the $10.00 fee. But also we could define that the cost of every service will depend on the accommodations and extra services (work) the notary is providing. For example: If a person visit the notary office to notarize a document the notary should not charge more than $10.00. But in the case the notary has to provide other “accommodations or services” to the client (traveling time, parking fees, waiting time, etc.) the price for the same notarial act will be different depending on all this factors. If you are considering to request extra services or any special accommodation please contact the notary office of your preference and explain your needs for them to be able to properly accommodate and provide you with a formal quote.
Please feel free to contact us by calling (305) 791-6909 for more information and rates or if you have any other questions or comments about the notarial services our team of professional public notaries provides.
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: “A notary public must not act as an attorney if not licensed to practice law. A Notary Public not licensed to practice law may not give legal advice or accept fees for legal advice.”