Here are a few guidelines to help you prepare for your notarization session. Fees and Identification.

  • $6 per signature. If two different individuals signing on the same document then it would be considered as two notarized signatures and the charges would be $7 dollars, even though as a notary I would be signing once and stamping once. Rates are set by the Texas Secretary of State. See full fee schedule.
  • Every signer must physically appear and present an acceptable form of identification at the time of notarization.
  • Translation is not allowed during notarization. The Notary must be able to communicate directly with the signer in the language (preferably English) which both the Notary and signer can understand.
  • Original documents must be presented for all Copy certification. Vital records ( birth, death and marriage) cannot be notarized.
  • A minimum $25 will be charged for all checks returned by bank for any reason.
  • A minimum $25 travel fee will be charged for failure to notarize due to signer not presenting acceptable forms of ID /documents / situations where signer not in a position to sign the documents.