Notarial Services & Fees Starting at Only $15

+ Travel Fee: starting at $25

What is Online Notarization?

An online notarization is a notarial act performed by an online notary by means of two-way video and audio conference technology that meets the standards adopted by the Secretary of State for such actions including credential analysis and identity proofing.

How much can online notaries charge for their services?

Online notaries may charge up to $25 for each notarization they perform in addition to regular notary charges. Online notaries are not required to charge for their services, but they are allowed to charge up to $25 plus the regular notary fees authorized by Tex. Gov’t Code §406.024.

For example:

  •    if an online notary notarizes the signature of one person, the charge will be $31, i.e. $25 + $6 = $31;
  • if an online notary notarizes the signatures of two persons named in the same notarial certificate, the charge will be $32, i.e. $25 + $6 +$1 = $32;
  • if an online notary notarizes the signatures of two persons, and there are separate notarial certificates for each signing party, the charge will be $62, i.e. $25 +$6 for the first notarization and $25 +$6 for the second notarization, which totals $62.

Scanning Your ID – Needs to be a current US Driver’s License or US State ID

You will need to

  • Either take a picture of the front and back of your ID,
  • Or scan a copy of your ID front and back.
  • Please make sure when you scan a copy of your ID that you provide two (2) files,
  • one file for the front of the ID and one file for the back of the ID.
  • Scanned copies of front and back of ID need to be high resolution .jpeg files.
  • If you take a picture of your ID make sure to use a white background.

Signing Your Document

Do not sign your document before you upload it.  During the two way audio-visual conference with the notary, you will be instructed when to sign your document..

Recording of the Online Notarization

An online notary public shall keep a record of all notarial acts in accordance with §406.108, of the Texas Government Code, and Chapter 87 of the Texas Administrative Code. The record shall include a recording of the audio-visual conference that is the basis for satisfactory evidence of identity and a notation of the type of identification presented as evidence by the signer if the signer is not personally known to the online notary public. The recording shall include, at a minimum:

  • Confirmation by the notary public that the signer has successfully completed identity proofing and credential analysis;
  • Visual confirmation of the identity of the signer through visual inspection of the credential used during credential analysis; and
  • The actual notarial act performed.

If the signer is personally known to the online notary public, the audio-visual conference shall include a statement to that effect and a recording of the actual notarial act performed.

Reasons to Refuse Online Notarization Services

In addition to those in §87.42 of the Texas Administrative Code (relating to Refusal of Requests for Notarial Services) in which a notary public is authorized to refuse a notarization, an online notary shall refuse to perform an online notarization if:

  • The online notary public is unable to verify the identity of the signer using an acceptable means of identification in accordance with Subchapter H;
  • The online notary public is unable to verify the security of the two-way audio-visual transmission;
  • The signature of the signer cannot be attached to the electronic document; or
  • The digital certificate or electronic seal of the online notary public cannot be attached to the electronic document in a manner that renders any subsequent change or modification to the document evident.

«I would like to genuinely thank you for being so flexible, reliable and kind to us, each and every time we reach out to you with an emergent need for notarizing documents. Your willingness to listen to people’s needs and your sincerity when explaining what is needed before a notarization can take place speaks volumes about your upbringing. Thank you will never be enough to convey our gratitude!

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