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Hotline Tip: How Much Am I Permitted To Charge For Notary Services?

New Hotline Resized 3Updated 9-17-18. What is the highest amount that a Tennessee Notary can charge for

notarial services? – M.H., Nashville, TN

Tennessee does not set a maximum limit for Notary fees. Effective April 6, 2015, “a notary public or the notary’s employer is entitled to demand and receive reasonable fees and compensation for the notary’s services” (TCA 8-21-1201[a]). 

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Holly

13 Oct 2014

I have a question. If notaries in TN are only allowed to charge $1 for most services (as stated above), why does UPS store charge $10 for their notary service?

National Notary Association

13 Oct 2014

Hello Holly, If you suspect that a Tennessee Notary is charging in excess of the state's maximum permitted fee, you may report it by filing a complaint with the District Attorney General in the judicial district where the suspected misconduct took place. Please see this site: http://www.tn.gov/sos/pub/notaries/index.htm for more information on how to file a complaint and for links to look up the appropriate judicial district.

Joanne Parks

27 Oct 2014

How much can you charge for a fee in Michigan

Brenda Schillaci

22 Jan 2018

The UPS store on gunbarrell charged mem$40 to notarizem4msignatures. I don’t think this is legal, then to top it off they lost my package. I’m going back to try and get a refund. I’m taking it to my bank next time where they will notarize it free.

Brandon

27 Nov 2018

You can also search around for someone that charges less. In TN they can charge whatever they want, there is not a max limit.

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