2714 Washington St.

Downtown Greenville, TX 75401

903-454-2345 • Fax 903-455-0935

 

Notary Public Services

We have 2 Notaries on staff who are usually available for walk-in service on single documents.  Documents requiring more than 1 page be notarized or reqWe are also available for mobile Notary Service within the immediate Greenville area.

The State of Texas dictates the cost of all notary services.  However, additional charges may be assessed for copies, witness services, mobile services, etc.  For mobile notary service, we charge a minimum of $25 extra for travel time.

Some FAQs about Texas Notary Law:

DO NOT sign your documents before you are in front of a Notary - the Notary is there simply to verify your signature and administer an oath, if required.

Texas notaries are not allowed to notarize Birth certificates and marriage licenses as they are publically recordable documents. Recordable documents are recorded with some specific governmental entity, such as the secretary of state's office, a court of law, a county clerk, or the Bureau of Vital Statistics. A certified copy of a recordable document may be obtained by contacting the recording entity. A notary cannot make certified copies of recordable documents.

A notary may, however, make a certified copy of a non-recordable document. A non-recordable document is one that cannot be recorded with any type of governmental entity. For instance, a letter is not recorded with anyone, but there are times the sender of the letter would like to maintain a certified copy of that letter for his or her file.

Texas Notaries cannot complete a Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, on behalf of an employer.  Although the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) would allow a notary public to fill out Form I-9 on the behalf of an employer, Texas notaries public are not provided this authority under Texas law. Therefore, if anyone requests that we complete any portion of a Form I-9 in our capacity as a notary public, we must refuse.

 

 

Although notary fees are optional, Texas law sets the maximum fees that notaries may charge for their services.

Here is a list of allowable fees for the most common notarial services.

Taking acknowledgments or proofs for the first signature - $6.00

for each additional signature - $1.00

Administering oath or affirmation - $6.00

Swearing a witness for a deposition - $6.00

Taking a deposition of a witness (for each 100 words) - $ .50

Certifying a photocopy - $6.00

Providing an uncertified copy of an entry from a notary’s record book (per page) - $ .50

 

 

RULE # 1:  DO NOT sign your documents before you are instructed to do so by the Notary.

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