(1) The maximum fees a notary may charge for notarial acts are:
|NOTARIAL ACT ||FEE |
|Witnessing or attesting a signature ||$10.00 |
|Taking acknowledgement or verification upon oath or affirmation ||$10.00 |
|Certifying or attesting a copy ||$10.00 |
|Receiving or noting a protest of a negotiable instrument ||$10.00 |
|Being present at demand, tender, or deposit, and noting the same ||$10.00 |
|Administering an oath or affirmation ||$10.00 |
|Certifying that an event has occurred or an act has been performed ||$10.00 |
(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. 06-20-061, § 308-30-020, filed 9/29/06, effective 11/1/06; 93-05-009, § 308-30-020, filed 2/5/93, effective 3/8/93. Statutory Authority: 1985 c 156 §§ 5 and 20. 85-24-025 (Order PL 571), § 308-30-020, filed 11/26/85, effective 1/1/86.]