Notary Service & Fees

Texas Gov’t Code Ann. §406.024 sets out the maximum fees a Notary Public may charge for notary public services.

DFW Mobile Notary Service charges the following fees:

Texas Notary Fees / Maximum Notary Fees
Taking acknowledgments or proofs:
For the first signature: $6.00
Each additional signature: $1.00
Administering an oath or affirmation $6.00
Swearing a witness for a deposition $6.00
Taking a deposition for a witness $.50 per 100 words
Certifying a photocopy $6.00
Providing an uncertified copy from an entry to a notary public’s record book .50 per page
Call for quote for any services not listed (866) 717-1228

Mobile Fees – Traveling Fees Apply:  Travel fees are not specified in the law.  Such fees are proper only if the notary and signer(s) agree beforehand on the amount to be charged.  The signer must understand that a travel fee is neither required nor specified in the law and is separate from the notarial fees described herein.  Travel fees range from $35.00 and up depending on time of day and distance traveled.  Travel fees will always be discussed prior to departure for your requested service.

Additional Mobile Fee Information:
Though not specifically mentioning notaries as state officers in the statute, Texas law requires ‘state officers’ to bill clients for all expenses. Therefore we will always prepare a detailed bill for any services we perform as a notary public. We will discuss our fees with you our signer before performing the notarial act to avoid confusion or conflict afterward.  We will always provide a written receipt for fees charged, completely separating any non-notary business fees such as travel expenses from the actual notary fees charged.

Due and Payable Upon Receipt:
ALL fees are due and payable on completion of services rendered at which time an invoice – receipt will be issued.  Escrow or loan cancellations have no bearing on the payment of fees.  We accept only Cash, MasterCard and Visa.  Payment arrangements must be made in advance of services at time of scheduling.

Call for quote for any services not listed herein (866) 717-1228.

All services are provided by appointment only with two (2) hour advanced notice.  At times immediate request for services may be accommodated within minutes depending upon staffing, location, construction, traffic and weather.  Services requested within the two (2) hour advanced notice are considered “rush” services and a “rush” service fee will apply.

All services are based upon the time of when the services are rendered and NOT when a request for service is made.  For example if you call at 10:00 a.m. for service at 4:30 p.m. then the after 4:00 p.m. rates will apply.

Mobile Fee:  Weekdays – Monday thru Friday
(Within Dallas & Tarrant Counties, outside Dallas & Tarrant Counties; other charges will apply)
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.             = $35.00 plus $6.00 per notarization
4:01 p.m. – 9:59 p.m. = $50.00 plus $6.00 per notarization
10:00 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.        = $75.00 plus $6.00 per notarization
12:00 a.m. – 7:59 a.m.           = $100.00 plus $6.00 per notarization

Mobile Fee:  Weekends & Holidays – Saturday & Sunday
(Within Dallas & Tarrant Counties, outside Dallas & Tarrant Counties; other charges will apply)
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.             = $50.00 plus $6.00 per notarization
4:01 p.m. – 9:59 p.m. = $75.00 plus $6.00 per notarization
10:00 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.        = $100.00 plus $6.00 per notarization
12:00 a.m. – 7:59 a.m.           = $125.00 plus $6.00 per notarization

Adoption Mobile Fee:  Weekdays – Monday thru Friday
(Within Dallas & Tarrant Counties, outside Dallas & Tarrant Counties; other charges will apply)
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.             = $50.00 plus $6.00 per notarization
4:01 p.m. – 9:59 p.m. = $75.00 plus $6.00 per notarization
10:00 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.        = $100.00 plus $6.00 per notarization
12:00 a.m. – 7:59 a.m.           = $125.00 plus $6.00 per notarization

Adoption Mobile Fee:  Weekends & Holidays – Saturday & Sunday
(Within Dallas & Tarrant Counties, outside Dallas & Tarrant Counties; other charges will apply)
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.             = $75.00 plus $6.00 per notarization
4:01 p.m. – 9:59 p.m. = $75.00 plus $6.00 per notarization
10:00 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.        = $125.00 plus $6.00 per notarization
12:00 a.m. – 7:59 a.m.           = $150.00 plus $6.00 per notarization

Oaths/Testimony/Telephonic Hearings/Depositions – (Within Dallas & Tarrant Counties, outside Dallas & Tarrant Counties; other charges will apply) – Monday thru Friday – 8a.m. – 4p.m.; other charges will apply after 4p.m. and on holidays & weekends – $65.00 fee includes first fifteen minutes; after which additional time will be charged at the rate of $32.50 for each additional fifteen minute period. (First 15 minutes is included in the initial fee $65.00 then each additional fifteen minute period is $32.50, invoiced in fifteen minute increments [0-15, 15-30, 30-45, 45-60) Example: Initial fee $65.00 then two (2) additional fifteen minute periods equals: (2x15min increments @ $32.50 = $65.00 + $65.00 = $130.00 total)

Flat Rates with Appointment:
Medical Doctors, Health Care Providers, Hospitals, Health Care Facilities:
(Within Dallas & Tarrant Counties, outside Dallas & Tarrant Counties; other charges will apply)

Monday thru Friday – 8a.m. – 4p.m. – $65.00 – other charges will apply after 4p.m. and on holidays & weekends – (Medical Records/Medical Records Affidavits/Financial Records /Business Records Affidavits /Affidavits/Directive to Health Care Provider(s)/Living Wills/ DNR(s)/Wills/Power of Attorney/Statutory Durable Power of Attorney/Verifications/ Depositions/Oaths/Forms, etc. –
No $6.00 charge for the First notarization additional notarizations $6.00 each – with appointment)

Attorneys:
(Within Dallas & Tarrant Counties, outside Dallas & Tarrant Counties; other charges will apply)
Monday thru Friday – 8a.m. – 4p.m. – $65.00 – other charges will apply after 4p.m. and on holidays & weekends – (Medical Records/Medical Records Affidavits/Financial Records/ Business Records Affidavits/Affidavits/Wills/Directive to Health Care Provider(s)/Living Will/Deeds/Power of Attorney/Trusts/Settlements/Contracts/Deposition/Oaths/Verifications /Waivers, Forms, etc. – No $6.00 charge for the First notarization additional notarizations $6.00 each – with appointment)

Businesses: (Within Dallas & Tarrant Counties, outside Dallas & Tarrant Counties; other charges will apply) Monday thru Friday – 8a.m. – 4p.m. – $65.00 – other charges will apply after 4p.m. and on holidays & weekends – (Affidavits, Employment Forms, Immigration Forms, Loan Documents, Medical Records/Financial Records/Business Records/Affidavits/Affidavits/ Verifications/ Agreements/Contracts/Applications/Deposition/Oaths/Forms, etc. – No $6.00 charge for the First notarization additional notarizations $6.00 each – with appointment)

Auto Impound, Towing Services, Wrecker Services (Within Dallas & Tarrant Counties, outside Dallas & Tarrant Counties; other charges will apply) Monday thru Friday – 8a.m. – 4p.m. – $65.00 – other charges will apply after 4p.m. and on holidays & weekends – No $6.00 charges – with appointment.

Real Estate Agents, Title Company Agents, Mortgage Company Agents, Landman, Mineral Rights Agents (Locations within Dallas & Tarrant Counties, outside Dallas & Tarrant Counties; other charges will apply) Monday – Friday – 8a.m. – 4p.m. – $125.00 – other charges will apply after 4p.m. and on holidays & weekends – for loan closing documents (must include HUD-1 form) – No $6.00 charges – with appointment, without HUD-1 form $6.00 for each notarization will apply – with appointment.

Real Estate Documents other than Loan Closing Documents (without HUD-1 form)
Monday thru Friday – 8a.m. – 4p.m. – $65.00 – other charges will apply after 4p.m. and on holidays & weekends – for Deeds, Liens, Power of Attorney, Heirship Affidavit, Releases, Mineral Rights documents and other documents – $65.00 – No $6.00 charge for the First notarization additional notarizations $6.00 each – with appointment

Correctional Facilities, Jails & Prisons (Within Dallas County, outside Dallas County; other charges will apply) Appointment Only- (Affidavits, Power of Attorney, Proxy Marriages, Waivers, etc.) Monday thru Friday – 8a.m. – 4p.m. – $65.00 – other charges will apply after 4p.m. and on holidays & weekends – No $6.00 charge for the First notarization additional notarizations $6.00 each – with appointment

Upon request we will negotiate a Flat Rate specific to your needs

Extras:
Additional stop cost to drop off documents, FedEx, UPS, USPS overnight, USPS Priority Mail,
Mail, Lone Star Overnight, clients’ location, third party location, etc. – $35.00
Additional stop cost to pick up documents, FedEx, UPS, USPS overnight, USPS Priority Mail,
Mail, Lone Star Overnight, clients’ location, third party location, etc. – $35.00
Rush Fee – $50.00 (applies when services are requested less than two (2) hours from time of telephone call, email or other communication requesting service)
Witness cost   8a.m. – 4p.m. (seven days a week) – $25.00 per witness
Witness cost   all other times – 50% of mobile fee
Wait Fees:  Wait fees are charges at double the mobile fee per hour
(Example if the mobile fee is $35.00 then the wait fee is $70.00 per hour after the first 15 minutes, invoiced in fifteen minute increments [0-15, 15-30, 30-45, 45-60)
Fuel Surcharge– $25.00 (applicable outside Dallas & Tarrant Counties, Texas)
Mileage cost: .50 per mile driven (port to port)
(Starting from the Courthouse in Downtown Fort Worth, Texas to point of Notary Service and return to the Courthouse in Downtown Fort Worth, Texas)
Loan closings cost:   flat rate of $125.00 plus mobile fee
Loan closings print documents (letter size only):  flat rate of $25.00
Out of County Fuel Fee – $25.00 – (applicable outside Dallas & Tarrant Counties, Texas)
Additional cost for Services requested after 4:00 p.m. not specified herein add – $35.00 to mobile fee
Additional cost for Services requested after 10:00 p.m. not specified herein add – $50.00 to mobile fee
Additional cost for Services requested after 12:00 a.m. not specified herein add – $75.00 to mobile fee
advance cancellation four (4) hours or more – No Charge
advance cancellation less than (4) hours 100% of mobile fee
Cancellation upon notary arrival 100% of mobile fee
Testify at Court (Dallas & Tarrant Counties) cost: 
Monday thru Friday – 8:00a.m. -12:00p.m. = $250.00  
Monday thru Friday – 1:00p.m. – 5:00 p.m. = $250.00
Testifying at Court (Dallas & Tarrant Counties) other charges will apply after before 8:00 a.m., after 5:00 p.m. and on holidays & weekends
Certified Mail Return Receipt Requested–under 3 oz.-$15.00 – over 3oz actual costs plus $15.00
Priority Mail – under 8 oz. – $15.00 – over 8oz actual costs plus $15.00
Copies – $1.00 per page
Faxes – $1.00 per page

Parking – $20.00 per appointment
Airport Parking/Toll/Hotel Parking – $20.00
Printing – $1.00 per page
Scan document to email – $1.00 per page
Other available services charges shall be determined when requested
Call for quote for any services not listed herein
These fees are subject to change at any time without notice
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