Georgia: Notary Laws

§ 45-17-11. Fees of notaries

(a) The fees of notaries public shall be as follows:

(1) Administering an oath in any case..............................$ 2.00

(2) Each attendance on any person to make proof as a notary public and

certifying to same..........................................2.00

(3) Every other certificate..........................................2.00

(b) It shall not be lawful for any notary public to charge a greater sum than $4.00 for each service performed. Said sum shall include a fee of $2.00 for performing the notarial act and a fee of $2.00 for an attendance to make proof as a notary public and certifying to same if such certification, which shall be issued by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the notary public was appointed or the Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority, is required. Registering shall be paid for by the party who has the service performed. The fee for all official acts which the notary may perform shall be the same as those prescribed for other officers who are likewise permitted to perform them.

(c) A notary public need not charge fees for notarial acts.

(d) A notary public shall inform the person requesting any notarial act, prior to performing the act, the fees permitted for each act.

Laws 1792, Cobb's 1851 Digest, p. 352; Code 1863, § 3628; Code 1868, § 3653; Code 1873, § 3704; Code 1882, § 3704; Civil Code 1895, § 506; Ga. L. 1898, p. 106, § 1; Ga. L. 1904, p. 97, § 1; Civil Code 1910, § 624; Code 1933, § 71-110; Ga. L. 1947, p. 1108, § 1; Ga. L. 1984, p. 1105, § 1; Ga. L. 1997, p. 673, § 3.

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