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How much do I charge for a basic notarization in my state?

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I am confused about how much I should charge for my services. How would I charge if I am doing basic notarizing for one document? — A.B., Illinois

The maximum fee that may be charged by an Illinois Notary for a traditional notarial act is $5 (5 ILCS 312/3-104[a]).

The maximum fee for performing an electronic notarial act (remote notarization on electronic records or in-person electronic notarization) is $25 (5 ILCS 312/3-104[b]).

Notaries in other jurisdictions can look up the maximum fee schedules for notarial acts in their states on our 2024 Notary Fees By State page.

Notaries who need information about charging travel fees can find information in our article, “A guide to Notary travel fees across the United States.”

Hotline answers are based on the laws in the state where the question originated and may not reflect the laws of other states. If in doubt, always refer to your own state statutes. – The Editors

Confronted with a tricky notarization? Unsure how to proceed? NNA members have unlimited access to our expertly trained NNA Hotline consultants to help you with all of your notarial questions. Call 1-888-876-0827, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. PST; Saturday, 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST.

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31 May 2024

for a Notary signature, can you change the way you sign your name upon renewal? Ex; Steven J Jones the signature is a couple wavey lines. Can the signature be changed to a better cusive to show Steven J Jones

National Notary Association

03 Jun 2024

Hello. To help us answer your question, can you please tell us what state you are commissioned in?

Edna Pena

10 Jun 2024

Need to renew and update my last name due to divorce. Thank you

National Notary Association

10 Jun 2024

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


10 Jun 2024

I pay 150 $ for an accreditation ; they take the money for any services : when I call they tell me to call my state representative

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