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There are no notary law changes for January 2021

There are no notary law changes for January 2020

There are no notary law changes for January 2019

There are no notary law changes for January 2018

Effective January 2017
(Posted 8/30/2016)

Good news for California Notaries Public!

Effective January 1, 2017, the new law allows for charging up to $15 for acknowledgements, jurats and certifying copies of powers of attorney. That is a 50% increase from the current $10 maximum fee. Remember the maximum fee pertains to each signature being notarized. 

So, starting in 2017, when a husband and wife, for example, have their signatures notarized on a document, you can charge $30 for notarizing the two signatures in addition to your mobile service fee if you provided mobile services. ~DK

(Posted 4/17/2016)

The California Assembly is considering a bill that will raise the maximum fee that a notary public charges, from $10 to $15! 

The bill is currently in the Assembly Committee on Business and Professions, with the hearing scheduled for April 26, 2016.

To support this bill, write to your assemblyman/woman and the California Assembly Committee on business and professions:

Assembly Committee on Business and Professions
Legislative Office Building (LOB)
1020 N Street, Room 383
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 319-3301
Fax: (916) 319-3306

Working together, we can finally see an increase in the notary fees! 
Please like and share -DK

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QUESTION: May I start doing notarizations right away when I receive my notary commission? 

ANSWER: No, you must first take your oath and file a notary bond with your County Clerk’s office within 30 days of your notary commission date. Only then can you do notarizations. If you don’t file with your county within 30 days, then your notary commission becomes invalid and you need to apply for a new one. 

REMINDER: You only have 5 days to sign up for our combo-class (#Notary Public course and #LoanSigning course on the same day (March 12)! Please register here --->!notary-seminars/c1n8o ~DK 
Effective January 2013

Effective January 2012


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