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Old 04-27-2014, 07:11 PM
 
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Does anyone know the average cost of getting documents notarized. I'm gonna need about 20 documents notarized. I heard banks do it for free. Is that true? I found some places near me but I just want to see the average cost before I go.
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Old 04-27-2014, 07:31 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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Ask around. You may discover that a friend is a notary. I know several notary publics. I'm a notary (need to be one for my job), and I've never charged anyone to notarize documents. Do you have a friend who is a legal secretary or paralegal? If so, there's a good chance that person is a notary and would be happy to notarize your documents for free.

I know that my bank notarizes documents for free for people who have accounts there. If you don't have a friend who's a notary, I'd suggest you just call your own bank in the morning and ask whether they'll notarize your documents for free.

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Old 04-27-2014, 07:42 PM
 
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The answer depends to a significant degree on where you live, as states can and do set maximum notary fees by statute. As PJ says, many times you can get notary services from a friend or from your bank at no charge, but if you get a document notarized by someone who charges for the service, the fee can range from $2 to $10 per signature depending on which state you are in.
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Old 04-27-2014, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Ask around. You may discover that a friend is a notary. I know several notary publics. I'm a notary (need to be one for my job), and I've never charged anyone to notarize documents. Do you have a friend who is a legal secretary or paralegal? If so, there's a good chance that person is a notary and would be happy to notarize your documents for free.

I know that my bank notarizes documents for free for people who have accounts there. If you don't have a friend who's a notary, I'd suggest you just call your own bank in the morning and ask whether they'll notarize your documents for free.

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My bank also notarizes documents for free. We went to a different bank once (it was closer to our house) and they also notarized a one page document for free----but I'm not sure if that is typical or not.
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Old 04-27-2014, 08:19 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Most banks notarize free for customers with an account. Many of my staff are notaries and when they do side jobs are charging $5/signature.
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Old 04-27-2014, 08:20 PM
 
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In our area most banks do it for free if you have an account with them. Also most real estate offices will have a notary that will do it for free hoping to get your business one day.
I think the maximum notary fee here in AZ is $2.00 per notarized page if they want to charge you.

Notary fees by state: Maximum Notary Fees By State: Don’t Get Ripped Off By Big Fat Notary Guys! | Punny Money

Call a few places to see what their policy is.
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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The most I have ever paid was $5

My employer requires every manager over a certain level to be a notary.
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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The answer depends to a significant degree on where you live, as states can and do set maximum notary fees by statute. As PJ says, many times you can get notary services from a friend or from your bank at no charge, but if you get a document notarized by someone who charges for the service, the fee can range from $2 to $10 per signature depending on which state you are in.
$5 in Nevada.
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Old 04-29-2014, 07:35 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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The most I have ever paid was $5

My employer requires every manager over a certain level to be a notary.
How odd, we require every non-manager under a certain level to be a notary. Most of their notary work is for the managers.
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Old 04-29-2014, 02:06 PM
 
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How odd, we require every non-manager under a certain level to be a notary. Most of their notary work is for the managers.

I agree it's odd. I wouldn't want to be a notary
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