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Notary Bulletin

Can I Charge More For An Emergency Remote Notarization?

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New York temporarily allows us to notarize using video technology. Can I charge more since now I have to print the document and scan it back?J.P., New York

Executive Order 202.7 issued and extended by the Governor does not change the maximum fee that a Notary may charge for these videoconference or remote ink signed notarizations. Currently, the maximum fee allowed is $2.

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Joan Stanley

15 Jun 2020

In Virginia, our fee is attached to the number of Notarial Certificate signatures we perform. Costs associated with physical supplies should be allowed to be recouped by the Notary as these represent a real addition of time and money investment in providing the service required as a consequence under the new way of doing things. It is not incumbent upon the Notary to work for free and give assets (supplies, ie paper and ink) and time without recompense, otherwise a real loss in business income can be calculated - and that is just plain wrong. No business model can survive under those circumstances.

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