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Notary Fees: Rhode Island State Information

It is extremely important that when you start your notary business or seek out the services of a notary public, you understand the state requirements and laws regarding notary fees. In many states there is a maximum fee that a notary can charge for a notorial act and this may differ from service to service. As a notary public, you should use these fees to create your notary fee schedule that you will provide to clients. As someone seeking notary services, it is important to understand these prices to ensure you are getting a good value. Learn about specific state notary fees below.


Becoming a Notary in Rhode Island and Rhode Island's Notary Exam Requirements

Notary Fees in Rhode Island

Rhode Island Notary Public Application Fee

The Rhode Island notary application fee is $80.00.

Rhode Island Notary Public Renewal Fee

The Rhode Island notary renewal fee is $80.00.

Rhode Island Notary Public Bond Cost

In the state of Rhode Island, to become a notary public you will not need a surety bond.

Rhode Island Notary Public Fees: What a Notary Public Charges

In the state of Rhode Island, a notary public is entitled to the following fees:

  • For noting a marine protest - $1.00
  • For drawing and extending a marine protest and recording it - $1.50
  • For taking affidavits - $.25
  • For travel, per mile - $.10
  • For taking acknowledgment of any instrument and affixing his seal - $1.00
  • For the protest of a bill of exchange, order or draft, for non-acceptance or nonpayment, or of a promissory note or check for nonpayment, if the amount thereof is $500 or more - $1.00; if it is less than $500, for recording the same - $.50
  • For noting the non-acceptance or nonpayment of a bill of exchange, order or draft, or the nonpayment of a promissory note or check - $.75
  • For each notice of the non-acceptance or nonpayment of a bill, order, draft, check, or note, given to a party liable for the payment thereof - $.25; provided, that the whole cost of protest, including necessary notices and the record, shall not exceed $2.00, and the whole cost of noting, including notices, shall in no case exceed $1.25