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We are Here to Support Notaries During the COVID-19 Pandemic


The American Association of Notaries is making it a top priority to keep the employees, members, and notaries we serve safe during the COVID-19 crisis. We are being as proactive as possible by enforcing the health and safety guidelines prescribed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to stop the spread of the coronavirus. ... Continue Reading

Resources to Help with Your Notary Business


I receive numerous phone calls and emails from notaries and other people who are interested in starting their own notary public businesses. These inquires come from all over the United States. They all want to know how to get their businesses started. ... Continue Reading

How to Get Your First Assignment as a Signing Agent


If you've taken the steps to become a notary public, you've made a noble decision and are now ready to embark on an exciting career. You are now considered to be an officer of whatever state you reside in who serves the public by providing notarial services. This is an honorable endeavor; your government and your constituency will rely on you to perform your duties with integrity and accuracy. ... Continue Reading

What Is a Mobile Notary, and How Do I Become One?


A mobile notary is any notary who, upon request, travels from location to location to perform notarial services. While a mobile notary may perform any type of notarial service prescribed by his or her state's statutory laws, it is more common that mobile notaries are called upon to perform various types of real estate or mortgage transactions. Hence, the mobile notaries who perform such services are often called notary signing agents or mortgage signing agents. They are distinguished from loan closers who, in most states, have more complex duties than a commissioned notary public. ... Continue Reading

Notary Fees - How much to Charge


Notaries must know their state notary laws regarding all aspects of their notary commission, and this includes fees. You must NOT charge more than the law allows for any notarization. This can result in severe penalties against the notary. You may of course offer your services at no charge. Discuss fees and how you will handle them with your employer to avoid any misunderstandings. ... Continue Reading
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