Mobile Notary Cost Explained
Are you thinking about hiring a mobile notary because you’re too busy to go to a notary’s office? If you are wondering how much a mobile notary costs and whether hiring a traveling notary is the best option, DoNotPay is here to provide the answers.
Notary Fees From A to Z
While every notary public charges different fees for notary services, most states in the U.S. set the limit on maximum fees that a notary can charge. A few states—such as Iowa—don’t impose a limit but allow notaries to establish the fees freely, as long as they are reasonable.
Notary fees usually range from $0.25 to $20 per person, signature, or notarial act, depending on the state.
When it comes to home loan notarization, notary signing agents have the right to charge a higher fee because the process is time- and energy-consuming. Some notary signing agents charge up to $100 for notarizing home loan documents.
All notaries are obligated to display their fees in a visible place in their office or on the website.
How Much Does a Mobile Notary Cost?
Aside from the regular fees for notarial acts, mobile notaries can also charge travel fees. The total cost of mobile notarization depends on:
- The number and type of documents you need to get notarized
- How far the mobile notary you hire needs to travel
- Your state’s laws regarding mobile notary fees
While some states— such as New Hampshire—dictate the highest amount traveling notaries can charge per mile, Montana and many other states allow notaries to determine the prices on their own.
Not all states allow notaries to charge a travel fee. For example, mobile notaries in North Carolina can only charge the regular notary fees, no matter how far they need to travel.
The best option is to get in touch with a few notaries, inquire about their travel fees, and find out which notary is the most affordable one.
Is Wasting Money on a Mobile Notary Necessary? Learn About Other Notarization Options!
Hiring a mobile notary each time you have to get your document notarized can be expensive. If you wish to save some cash and don’t mind visiting a notary’s office, you can have your affidavits, real estate deeds, and other contracts notarized the traditional way by following these steps:
- Finding a notary on Google or one of these public institutions:
- Scheduling an appointment
- Gathering your documents and bringing them to the notary’s office
- Providing your ID for identity verification
- Confirming that you know what’s written in the documents
- Acknowledging that you’re signing the contracts willingly
- Paying notary fees
- Signing the contracts in the presence of the notary
- Waiting for the notary to compose a notarial certificate and place his or her notary signature and stamp
In case your contracts or copies of documents are in digital form, you can head over to an electronic notary’s office. The e-notarization process is the same as the traditional one. The only difference is that you should email the documents instead of bringing them. E-notaries provide notarial certificates in digital form. The certificate is marked with the notary’s electronic signature and stamp.
If you—like most people—don’t find these options convenient, you should get your documents notarized by an online notary.
Online Notarization—The Most Practical Way To Take Care of Document Notarization
Remote notarization is a convenient and time-efficient way to have your documents notarized whenever and wherever you want. All online notarization platforms work on the same principle:
- You log in and upload the document you want to get notarized
- The platform connects you with an available online notary via a video call
- The notary verifies your identity, witnesses your signature, and performs a notarial act virtually
- You get a notarial certificate, signature, and stamp on your document in digital form
Since the entire process takes a few minutes, you save a lot of time.
Online notarization may be quicker and simpler than the standard notarization procedure, but some platforms can be rather expensive. With DoNotPay, you can have your contracts notarized without paying an arm and a leg.
DoNotPay Connects You With Online Notaries in a Matter of Minutes!
DoNotPay’s main goal is to help users solve all administrative issues as quickly as possible, which is why we created the Notarize Any Document product. Our app will enable you to book an appointment with a 24/7 online notary to notarize your wills, car titles, powers of attorney, and other contracts in no time.
To use our product, follow these steps:
- Open our Notarize Any Document product
- Upload your document
- Provide your email address
As soon as you click Submit, we will send you an email with a link that will redirect you to a webpage where you can schedule a meeting with a notary. Our app also allows you to create various legal documents—including lease and custody agreements—and have them notarized in one go.
You can count on us to help you take care of document notarization in any state, including:
If you’re still not convinced, the following table will show you why DoNotPay is the most convenient solution for document notarization:
|Online Notarization||Yes||Yes||Yes||Usually no|
|Notarization With DoNotPay||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
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