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MN House File 155

Notary Law Update: MN House File 155

State: Minnesota

Summary:

House File 155 raises the fee Notaries may charge for most notarial acts from $1 to $5.

Signed:  May 21, 2014

Effective:  August 01, 2014

Chapter: 301

Affects:

Amends Section 357.17 of the Minnesota Statutes

Changes:
  1. Raises the fee Notaries may charge for most notarial acts named in the statute from $1 to $5.
  2. Raises the fee Notaries may charge for taking an affidavit or paper for which provision is not made in the statute, from $1 to $5 per folio, and from 20 cents to $1 per folio for copies.
  3. Raises the fee Notaries may charge for recording each instrument required by law to be recorded by the Notary, from $1 to $5 per folio.
Analysis:

House File 155 raises the statutory maximum fees Notaries may charge for their services, in most cases from $1 to $5. The last time the fee statute was amended was 1986; therefore, an adjustment to the fee schedule was overdue and the increase is welcome. The new law takes effect on August 1, 2014.

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