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What guidelines do I follow when charging Notary fees?

Where can I find information on how to price Notary services in Massachusetts?M.C., Massachusetts 

Updated with corrected answer, 3-15-22. In Massachusetts, there are no set fees (except for protests, an antiquated notarial act that Notaries rarely perform). A Notary may charge any fee they feel is reasonable. However, a Notary may not charge a fee for notarizing a signature on an absentee ballot identification envelope or other voting materials, or on any application or claim by a United States military veteran for a pension, allotment, allowance, compensation, insurance or other veterans’ benefit (GL 222, Sec. 23).

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Rober Walker

07 Mar 2022

this is copy of mgl 222 sect 23. Notwithstanding section 41 of chapter 262, no fee shall be charged by a notary public to notarize a signature on an absentee ballot identification envelope or other voting materials or on any application or claim by a United States military veteran for a pension, allotment, allowance, compensation, insurance or other veterans' benefit. this is what is found under guidlelines of what guidelines do I follow when charging notary fees dated feb 7, 2022. However, a Notary may not notarize a signature on an absentee ballot identification envelope or other voting materials, or on any application or claim by a United States military veteran for a pension, allotment, allowance, compensation, insurance or other veterans’ benefit (GL 222, Sec. 23) Why the descrepancy? The commonwealth states I should not charge a fee and your guidance is that I should not notarize. Might you immedicately and forthwith correct- thank you

National Notary Association

15 Mar 2022

Hello, Mr. Walker. You are correct and we have edited the answer in the Hotline Tip accordingly. We apologize for any confusion this caused. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

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