Law Office of David L. Howell

In addition to being an attorney, I am also a notary public for the state of Texas.  I can notarize the documents I prepare for you, or notarize other documents as you need them done.

Texas Government Code Annotated Section 406.024 sets out the maximum fees a Notary Public may charge for notarial services and requires that such rates be posted by a notary offering such services.  Here they are:

Taking acknowledgments or proofs:
For the first signature: $6.00
Each additional signature: $1.00
Administering oath or affirmation: $6.00
Swearing a witness for a deposition: $6.00
Taking a deposition for a witness: $.50 per 100 words (note, I don't provide this service)
Certifying a photocopy of a document which cannot be notarized: $6.00
Providing an uncertified copy from an entry to a notary public's record book.50 per page

Generally speaking, notary services are included in the cost of an estate plan package when I personally attend the execution of the documents.

Note that fees for travelling to and from a client location to perform notary services are not prescribed by state law.  Clients are legally entitled to a detailed bill for notary services.

Notary Services

Business and Estate Planning attorneY, Admitted in Texas and California,
BASED IN austin, SERVING lakeway, bee caves, westlake Hills and all of texas