What is a Mobile Notary?
I often get phone calls from the public asking me how my service works. Even though I’ve been in business since 2010, the majority of the public has never heard of the term “Mobile Notary” and are unaware that this service exists.
As a mobile notary, I travel to my clients. My services are totally mobile, while some mobile notaries do have an office I don’t. I had an office for about a year, and I found that I was hardly ever in it. Most of the time I am traveling to my clients or meet them in a public location to notarize their signatures.
I meet clients at their office, home, or any place that we both feel comfortable meeting. While some notaries advertise 24-hour service, I maintain traditional business hours Monday through Friday, and occasionally offer weekend appointments.
Fees for this service varies, depending on the number of signers, the number of documents requiring notarized signatures, and location of signing.
Tex. Gov’t. Code Ann. § 406.024 sets out the maximum fees a Notary Public, or their employer, may charge for notary public services:
Notaries Public may charge the following fees:
|Protesting a bill or note for non-acceptance or non-payment, register and seal||$ 4.00|
|Each notice of protest||1.00|
|Protesting in all other cases||4.00|
|Certificate and seal to a protest||4.00|
|Taking the acknowledgment or proof of any deed or other instrument in writing, for registration, including certificate and seal:|
|(1) for the first signature||6.00|
|(2) for each additional signature||1.00|
|Administering an oath or affirmation with certificate and seal||6.00|
|All certificates under seal not otherwise provided for||6.00|
|Copies of all records and papers in the Notary Public’s office, for each page||.50|
|Taking the depositions of witnesses, for each 100 words||.50|
|Swearing a witness to a deposition, certificate, seal, and other business connected with taking the deposition||6.00|
|All notarial acts not provided for||6.00|
In addition to the fees listed above, Texas Notaries are allowed to charge a “travel fee”.
Please keep in mind that “I am not an attorney licensed to practice law in Texas and may not give legal advice or accept fees for legal advice”.
When I arrive to notarize your signature, your document should be completely filled out and ready for you to sign.