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New Indiana Notary law brings higher fees, bonds and education requirements

Indiana-flag-resized.jpgAn update to Indiana’s Notary laws allows Notaries to charge higher fees and adds new training, testing and surety bond requirements takes effect July 1 of this year.

New Indiana Notary fees

The maximum fee Notaries may charge for their services will be raised from $2 to $10 when Senate Bill 539 goes into effect in July. Notaries will also be permitted to charge a separate fee for travel to perform a notarization that may not exceed the federal travel fee guidelines established by the U.S. General Services Administration. Indiana Notaries who choose to charge a fee for their services must display a fee schedule.

Notary training and testing updates

Under SB 539, Notary applicants must complete an education course and test administered by the Secretary of State’s office. They must also complete a continuing education course every two years.

Increased Indiana bond requirements

Starting July 1, the required amount for a Notary’s mandatory “assurance” (surety bond or functional equivalent) is increased from $5,000 to $25,000.

For more information, please see the NNA’s summary of IN SB 539

David Thun is the Assistant Managing Editor with the National Notary Association. 

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09 May 2022

Can Indiana Notaries charge and admin fee or for things like courier and delivery?

National Notary Association

01 Jun 2022

“A notary public may charge a fee of not more than ten dollars ($10) per signature for each of the following notarial acts: “(1) Taking an acknowledgment. “(2) Administering an affirmation or oath. “(3) Attesting to or witnessing a signature. “(4) Taking a verification on an oath or affirmation. “(5) Attesting to or certifying a copy” (IC 33-42-14-1[a]). “A notary public may charge a reasonable fee for traveling to perform a notarial act. The travel fee requested may not exceed the federal travel fees established by the United States General Services Administration” (IC 33-42-14-1[e]). “Fees for notarial acts not described in [IC 33-42-14-1] subsection (a) are negotiable” (IC 33-42-14-1[b].

Erika Wright

18 Oct 2022

I did my Notary Course back in October 27 2020 I payed &50.00 for course on the Internet I would just like to know when I can expect my new experation date Thank you so much Erika Wright

National Notary Association

18 Oct 2022

Hello. If you obtained your commission through the NNA, please contact our Customer Care team at and one of our representatives will be happy to assist you.

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