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California Notary Fees and FAQ Information
CA Notary Public Fees
Acknowledgments - $10 per signature 
Jurats - $10 per signature 
Certified Copy of Power of Attorney - $10 per copy 
Deposition - $20 + $5 for each oath to a witness and $5 for the certificate 
Oaths & Affirmations - $10 
Proof of Execution by subscribing witness - $10 per signature  
Copy of journal entry - 30 cents per entry 
See election code 8080 and government code 6017 for a few uncommon 
occurrences where someone gets a free notarization.  						

FAQ - California notary questions and answers
Q. Where can I learn more about California notary acknowledgments?
A. Please visit this state's notary division page by clicking on the link
 on this page entitled "state notary division contact page "

Q. Where can I find a good California notary directory?
A.  If you want to find mobile notaries, our site is a very effective 
directory for notaries in any state.  If you are looking for a list of all 
notaries public in the entire state, please visit our "state notary division 
contact page", and contact the state notary division to find out if they will 
furnish you with a list of all notaries in the state.  Many states will sell you 
a list for a small fee.
 
Q. Where can I find a good California notary seminar?
A.  www.becomeanotary.us has good materials and reference materials 
for becoming a notary in many states.  You can find notary law primers 
and handbooks for most states there.
 
Q. How can I find traveling notary or mobile notary jobs in California
A.  The best way to get mobile notary jobs is to advertise on internet 
directories such as 123notary as well as online and offline yellow pages.  
 
Q.  Is there a California notary association and how could such an 
organization help me?
A.  For your needs as a notary public, you need an organization that can 
help you become a notary, get supplies, and market your mobile notary 
and signing agent services.  The National Notary Association is a fantastic 
source for information to help you become a notary in any state and for 
notary supplies.  123notary.com is a great place to help you market your 
mobile notary services and signing agent services.
 
Q.  Where can I find a California title agent?
There are title agents that you can find using online yellow pages.

Other Information of Interest
California has a new penalty for notaries committing perjury.
The  certificate of acknowledgment is now executed under penalty of
perjury. According to civil code 1189, a notary public who willfully
states as true any material fact known to be false can be subject to
a civil penalty of up to $10,000 This law could apply to all
notarizations, not only acknowledgments. 

Other changes in California
According to government code 8206, notary public journal entrees for
powers of attorneys must include thumbprints. The law used to be that
only deeds affecting real property would require a thumbprint.
However, its always prudent to get thumbprints for all journal
entrees simply because it deters fraud and is the most reliable
form of identification since a thumbprint can not be forged or counterfeited.

Other Links
Mandatory education information
http://www.sos.ca.gov/business/notary/notary_cklist_complete_mandatory_education.htm

FAQ information for notaries
http://www.sos.ca.gov/business/notary/notary_faq.htm

Disciplinary guidelines for notaries
http://www.sos.ca.gov/business/notary/notary_gdlnes_first_page.htm

Qualifications
http://www.sos.ca.gov/business/notary/notary_qualifications_revised.htm

Related Links
California Notary Fees and FAQ
Become a California Notary Public
California Notary Acknowledgment and Jurat Information
California Notary Law
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