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  486.685.  Fees. — 1.  For performing a notarial act, a notary may charge the maximum fee specified in this section, charge less than the maximum fee, or waive the fee.

  2.  The maximum fees that may be charged by a notary for performing notarial acts are:

  (1)  For an acknowledgment, five dollars per signature;

  (2)  For a jurat, five dollars per signature;

  (3)  For a signature witnessing, five dollars per signature;

  (4)  For a certified copy, one dollar per page certified with a minimum total charge of three dollars; and

  (5)  For an electronic notarization, as specified in section 486.960.

  3.  A notary may charge a travel fee to perform a notarial act if:

  (1)  The notary and the person requesting the notarial act agree upon the travel fee in advance of the travel; and

  (2)  The notary explains to the person requesting the notarial act that the travel fee is both separate from the notarial fee prescribed in subsection 2 of this section and neither specified nor mandated by law.

  4.  A notary shall not discriminate in the charging of fees for a notarial act based on the characteristics of the principal or requester of fact as set forth in subsection 1 of section 486.650, though a notary may waive or reduce fees for humanitarian or charitable reasons.

  5.  A notary shall not charge a fee for notarizing the signature on any absentee ballot or absentee voter registration.

  6.  A notary who charges for his or her notarial services shall conspicuously display in their regular place of work or business, or present to each principal outside their regular place of work or business, an English-language schedule of fees for notarial acts, as specified in this section.  No part of any notarial fee schedule shall be printed in smaller than twelve-point type.


(L. 2020 H.B. 1655)

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