Texas Government Code

Sec. § 406.024
Fees Charged by Notary Public


(a)

A notary public or its employer may charge the following fees:

(1)

for protesting a bill or note for nonacceptance or nonpayment, register and seal, a fee of $4;

(2)

for each notice of protest, a fee of $1;

(3)

for protesting in all other cases, a fee of $4;

(4)

for certificate and seal to a protest, a fee of $4;

(5)

for taking the acknowledgment or proof of a deed or other instrument in writing, for registration, including certificate and seal, a fee of $6 for the first signature and $1 for each additional signature;

(6)

for administering an oath or affirmation with certificate and seal, a fee of $6;

(7)

for a certificate under seal not otherwise provided for, a fee of $6;

(8)

for a copy of a record or paper in the notary public’s office, a fee of 50 cents for each page;

(9)

for taking the deposition of a witness, 50 cents for each 100 words;

(10)

for swearing a witness to a deposition, certificate, seal, and other business connected with taking the deposition, a fee of $6; and

(11)

for a notarial act not provided for, a fee of $6.

(b)

A notary public may charge a fee only for an acknowledgment or official act under Subsection (a). The fee charged may not exceed the fee authorized by Subsection (a).
Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 147, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. Amended by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 4, Sec. 2.18(a), eff. Sept. 1, 1989; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 259, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
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