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How is a Notary Signing Agent paid?

I’m curious how a Notary Signing Agent gets paid. Do I send an invoice? Do I wait until the assignment is completed? What should be my next step after mailing back the loan package?J.R., Texas

Notary Signing Agents are paid after the assignment has been completed. The payment terms usually are stated in the agreement you signed with the contracting company. Each company you work for will have their own rules. You should follow any procedures and duties for receiving payment that are outlined in the contract.

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Henry Claude Alexis

25 Jan 2021

I am already a Public Notary, but I want to become a signing agent Notary.

National Notary Association

26 Jan 2021

Hello. You can find more information on how to become a Signing Agent here:

Sandra Guerrero

01 Feb 2021

My NSA expired I didnt renew I'm still active as a notary are there any new laws for the state of illinois?

National Notary Association

02 Feb 2021

Hello. You can check our searchable Notary Law Database for Illinois updates here:

Aaron Johns

31 Jan 2023

Are payments made to notaries via direct deposit into their bank accounts?

Abby Stone

10 Jul 2023

I performed a notary assignment that was halted in the middle and the client did not want to continue signing. He didn’t agree with wording on a page, we called the law firm and they said they’d need to potentially rework the doc. Do I just not get paid for my time or supplies when jobs are halted in the middle? For scheduling reasons I may not be the notary that is called back out to sign with this person so I can’t guarantee I recover my fee that way. How is payment supposed to work if the job isn’t completed?

National Notary Association

11 Jul 2023

Hello. One option taken by some Notaries is to discuss and agree upon payment terms if the notarization can't be completed with the customer or client prior to the assignment.

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