Notary Bulletin Hotline Tip: Can I Charge A Travel Fee? By NNA Staff on January 03, 2013 in Hotline Tips May I charge a separate travel fee aside from the fee for notarizing documents? — K.S., Florissant, MO A Missouri Notary traveling to perform a notarial act may charge a travel fee of not more than the approved federal mileage rate (currently .56 cents per mile) and an expedited convenience fee of no more than $25.00. Such fees may be charged only if Notary and signer agree BEFOREHAND on the amount to be charged. The Notary must explain that a travel fee is separate from the notarial fees (RSMo 486.350). Technically, the law says the Notary and signer must agree on the fee prior to the Notary affixing his or her seal on the document. However, the NNA recommends that the Notary obtain agreement on the travel fee with the signer on the phone before making the trip. Hotline answers are based on the laws in the state where the question originated and may not reflect the laws of other states. If in doubt, always refer to your own state statutes.– The Editors Confronted with a tricky notarization? Unsure how to proceed? NNA members have unlimited access to our expertly trained NNA Hotline counselors to help you with all of your notarial questions. Call (888) 876-0827, Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. PST; Saturday, 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST Email Share Leave a Comment Required * Name * Email *(for verfication purposes only) Comment * Enter the text shown in this image *(text is case sensitive)All comments are reviewed and if approved, will display.