Maryland Notaries Get a Raise

Maryland notaries are now allowed to charge more for notarial and remote notarial acts. This change was implemented by the 2024 Maryland Administrative Rules, which were published on November 17, 2023, and went into effect on January 22 of this year. The rules increased the maximum fee for notarial acts from $6 to $8 and for remote notarial acts from $25 to $30. Additionally, the rules also require notaries to notify the Maryland Secretary of State within thirty days of changes to their personal email addresses, business email addresses, and, if applicable, their business addresses.

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