Under certain conditions, the law requires Notaries to refuse notarization.
  • Most of the situations in which notaries must refuse are set forth below.
  • the signer is not present;
  • the document is incomplete or blank;
  • the signer has been adjudicated mentally incapacitated and has not been restored to capacity as a matter of record;
  • the notary does not personally know the signer and the signer cannot produce acceptable identification;
  • the notary is a party to the underlying transaction or has a financial interest in it;
  • the signer appears to be drunk, sedated, or disoriented; or
  • the notary knows or suspects that the transaction is illegal, false, or deceptive.
  • the signer does not speak English and there is no one available to translate the document into a language the signer understands.
  • the notary believes that the signer is being coerced or does not understand the consequences of signing the document.
Notary Fees Based by State
Alabama
$1.50
Alaska
$20.00
Arizona
$2.00
Arkansas
$5.00
California
$15.00
Colorado
$5.00
Connecticut
$5.00
Delaware
$5.00
District of Columbia
$2.00
Florida
$10.00
Georgia
$2.00
Hawaii
$5.00
Idaho
$2.00
Illinois
$1.00
Indiana
$2.00
Maine
$15.00
Maryland
$2.00
Michigan
$10.00
Nevada
$5.00
New Hampshire
$10.00
New Jersey
$2.50
New Mexico
$5.00
New York
$2.00
North Carolina
$5.00
North Dakota
$5.00
Ohio
$1.50
Oklahoma
$5.00
Oregon
$5.00
Pennsylvania
$5.00
Rhode Island
$1.00
South Dakota
$10.00
Texas
$6.00
Utah
$5.00
Virginia
$5.00
Washington
$10.00
West Virginia
$2.00
California
$15.00
Wisconsin
$0.50
Wyoming
$2.00
A travel fee is applicable and separate from the notarial fee.
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NOTICE: The Notary's Appearance fee is earned upon arrival. The Notary Public and A Mobile Notary Service Company reserve the right to refuse service and/or notarization, if the signer does not meet the requirements set forth on this page.
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