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Notary Fees: Texas 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 Texas and Texas's Notary Exam Requirements

Notary Fees in Texas

Texas Notary Public Application Fee

The Texas notary application fee is $21.00.

Texas Notary Public Renewal Fee

The Texas notary renewal fee is $21.00.

Texas Notary Public Bond Cost

In the state of Texas, to become a notary public you will need a surety bond of $10,000.

Texas Notary Public Fees: What a Notary Public Charges

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

  • For protesting a bill or note for non-acceptance or nonpayment, register and seal - $4.00
  • For each notice of protest - $1.00
  • For protesting in all other cases - $4.00
  • For certificate and seal to a protest - $4.00
  • For taking the acknowledgment or proof of a deed or other instrument in writing, for registration, including certificate and seal - $6.00 for the first signature and $1.00 for each additional signature
  • For administering an oath or affirmation with certificate and seal - $6.00
  • For a certificate under seal not otherwise provided for - $6.00
  • For a copy of a record or paper in the notary public's office, $.50 cents for each page
  • For taking the deposition of a witness, .$.50 for each 100 words
  • For swearing a witness to a deposition, certificate, seal, and other business connected with taking the deposition - $6.00
  • For a notarial act not provided for - $6.00