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Notary Fees: South Carolina 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 South Carolina and South Carolina's Notary Exam Requirements

Notary Fees in South Carolina

South Carolina Notary Public Application Fee

The South Carolina notary application fee is $25.00.

South Carolina Notary Public Renewal Fee

The South Carolina notary renewal fee is $25.00.

South Carolina Notary Public Bond Cost

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

South Carolina Notary Public Fees: What a Notary Public Charges

In the state of South Carolina, a notary public is entitled to the following fees:

  • Per document sheet for taking depositions and swearing witnesses - $.25
  • For each document sheet containing up to 100 words for duplicating depositions, protests and certificates - $.10
  • For each attendance upon any person for proving a matter or thing and certifying the same - $.50
  • For every notarial certificate with seal/stamp - $.50
  • For each administration of oath for affidavits - $.25
  • For transmitting notice of a protest - $.50 plus postage
  • Taking a renunciation of dower or inheritance - $1.00