What Does a Mobile Notary Public Do?

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Mobile Notary Public Explained

Going to the notary’s office isn’t the only way to get your documents notarized. If you don’t have the time to visit the notary, you should consider hiring a mobile notary public. DoNotPay’s guide will help you learn how to notarize documents without having to leave your house. We will also explain the best way to create contracts stress-free.

What Is a Mobile Notary?

A mobile notary travels from one location to another to perform notarial acts. Traveling notaries can come to your home, office, or any other place that works for you. They have the same duties as the notaries who work from the notary's office. A traveling notary has to:

  • Verify the identity of the signers
  • Ensure there’s no fraud
  • Check if the parties are signing the contract of their own free will
  • Determine if the signing parties are familiar with what they’re signing
  • Witness the signing of the contract
  • Complete notary certificates
  • Mark the document with the notary stamp and signature
  • Administer oaths, jurats, and acknowledgments

While mobile notaries usually get hired for large real estate transactions, they can notarize any type of document, including:

How Much Does a Mobile Notary Public Cost?

Each notary charges a different fee. States usually dictate the maximum amount that the notaries can charge. A handful of states leaves it up to the notaries to determine their fee.

While the standard notary costs are usually between $0.25 and $20, hiring a traveling notary means covering their traveling expenses as well. In most states, the law limits the maximum amount of traveling fees.

Notarization of home loans is more expensive. Notaries have the right to charge more for such notary services since the process can take much more of their time.

The notary’s duty is to inform you about the costs before the notarization.

Other Ways To Have Your Contracts Notarized

Besides hiring a mobile notary, you have two other options to get your contracts notarized:

The traditional notarization process is outdated, and it usually takes days, sometimes even weeks. The current notarization process requires you to take the following steps:

  1. Find an available notary in a:
    1. Bank
    2. Law office
    3. AAA store
    4. Shipping store, such as UPS, USPS, or FedEx
    5. Separate notary office
  2. Schedule an appointment
  3. Collect your documents
  4. Head over to the notary’s office

Should you make any mistake, the notary will reject notarizing your document, and you’ll have to repeat the entire process. Since notarization is something most of us need to get done as soon as possible, the current notarization procedure usually isn’t the best solution.

Online notary services have become more popular because they allow you to get your contracts notarized from the comfort of your home. While these platforms are convenient, they can be expensive, which can be a problem if you get your documents notarized often.

DoNotPay Is the Most Convenient Way To Get Your Document Notarized

Are you looking for a user-friendly online notary service that won’t break the bank? DoNotPay should be your choice. We’ve created a feature that will help you get your documents notarized hassle-free from any device, and here’s how:

  1. Log in to
  2. Choose the Notarize Any Document feature
  3. Upload the contract in question
  4. Type in your email address
  5. Open the email and click on the link

You’ll be redirected to a webpage where you can set up an appointment with a remote notary. He or she will witness you signing the document over a video call and verify the authenticity of your signature virtually. The entire process will take a few minutes and minimal effort on your part.

We can connect you with online notaries across the U.S., including the following states:

As opposed to other virtual notary services, DoNotPay doesn’t charge an arm and a leg. You will have to pay a low subscription fee to get access to all of our features.

The following table will help you decide which notarization option to choose:

Ways To Get Your Documents NotarizedEffectiveTime-EfficientAffordable
Notary’s OfficeYesNoYes
Online Notary ServicesYesYesNo
Mobile NotaryYesYesNo

Learn How To Write Contracts With DoNotPay’s Documents Feature

DoNotPay has many other features that can help you deal with pesky administrative issues. Even though creating documents is challenging for most people, hiring a lawyer is not an option for everyone. DoNotPay has developed the Documents feature to help you draw up contracts without breaking the bank.

Since DoNotPay goes one step further when it comes to convenience, we have integrated the Notarization feature with the Documents one. This will allow you to write and notarize contracts through the same app.

With our help, you can create many documents, such as:

  • Child Care Authorization Form
  • Parenting Plan (Child Custody)
  • Bill of Sale
  • General Business Contract
  • Promissory Note
  • Prenuptial Agreement
  • Non-Disclosure Agreement
  • Independent Contractor Agreement
  • Quitclaim Deed
  • General Affidavit
  • Residential Lease Agreement
  • Intent To Purchase Real Estate
  • Estoppel Certificate
  • Non-Compete Agreement
  • LLC Operating Rules Document

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