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.
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