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Hotline Tip: Less, But Not More -- On Fees

Maximum Notary fees across the United States are defined explicitly by state law, and range anywhere from 25 cents to $10. Normally, states permit Notaries to charge any amount less than the maximum, or give them the option to not charge at all.

Notaries who overcharge run the risk of severe penalties ranging from fines and even jail time to administrative punishment or revocation of a commission.

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Quiz: The Many Types Of Notarial Acts

Notaries perform many different duties for the public — and it’s easy to lose track of the different acts and what states they’re authorized in. Test your familiarity with common — and uncommon — notarial acts.

(A link to the correct answers is provided at the end of the quiz.)

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