Florida Notary Public Maximum Fees
September 8, 2010
Today I was discussing Notary Public fees with a new Florida Notary Public and she was asking me about what she is legally allowed to charge for her notarial services. So I thought I’d make a post here in case other Florida Notaries have the same question. The state of Florida has set a legal maximum fee that a Notary Public can charge per notarial act.
Florida Notary Public Maximum Fee Schedule
- Acknowledgments – $10
- Certified Copy – $10
- Taking Inventory of a Safe-Deposit Box – $10
- Jurats – $10
- Marriages – $30
- Oaths and Affirmations – $10
- Verifying a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) – $20
Florida Notaries always have the option to charge any amount less than the legal limit which includes the right to charge no fee at all.
Florida Notaries are permitted to charge a travel fee and this amount is not specified by law. Such fees are to be discussed beforehand and the amount agreed upon by both parties. The signer should understand that the travel fee is not stipulated by law and is a private arrangement completely separate from the authorized notarial fees described above.
I personally charge anywhere from $20 to $45 for a travel fee. I hope this information helps other Florida Notaries.