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What fees may a notary public charge?

(1) The maximum fees a notary may charge for notarial acts are:
Witnessing or attesting a signature
Taking acknowledgement or verification upon oath or affirmation
Certifying or attesting a copy
Receiving or noting a protest of a negotiable instrument
Being present at demand, tender, or deposit, and noting the same
Administering an oath or affirmation
Certifying that an event has occurred or an act has been performed
(2) A notary public need not charge for notarial acts. A notary who chooses to charge for notarial acts shall conspicuously display in their place of business, or present to each customer outside their business, an English-language schedule of fees for notarial acts. No part of the displayed notarial fee schedule may be printed in smaller than 10-point type.
(3) A notary may charge actual costs of copying any instrument or record.
(4) A notary may charge a travel fee when traveling to perform a notarial act if:
(a) The notary and the person requesting the notarial act agree upon the travel fee in advance of the travel; and
(b) The notary explains to the person requesting the notarial act that the travel fee is in addition to the notarial fee in subsection (1) of this section and is not required by law.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 42.44.190. WSR 06-20-061, § 308-30-020, filed 9/29/06, effective 11/1/06; WSR 93-05-009, § 308-30-020, filed 2/5/93, effective 3/8/93. Statutory Authority: 1985 c 156 §§ 5 and 20. WSR 85-24-025 (Order PL 571), § 308-30-020, filed 11/26/85, effective 1/1/86.]
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