This article describes the Wa. State laws relating to Notarial Acts

“The director may establish by rule the maximum fees that may be charged by notaries public for various notarial services” (RCW 42.45.170[1]).

Maximum Fees
Paper and Electronic Notarial Acts: “The maximum fees a notary may charge for notarial acts are…:
“Witnessing or attesting a signature $10.00
“Taking acknowledgment or verification upon oath or affirmation $10.00 “Certifying or attesting a copy $10.00
“Administering an oath or affirmation $10.00
“Certifying that an event has occurred or an act has been performed $10.00” (WAC 308-30-220[1]).

Notarial Acts for Remotely Located Individuals: “Notwithstanding the maximum fees set forth in subsection (1) of [WAC 308-30-220] and the prohibition set forth in subsection (3) of this section, a notary public may charge a maximum fee of twenty-five dollars to perform a remote notarial act” (WAC 308-30-220[6]).

Copy Fee
A notary public may additionally charge the actual costs of copying any instrument or record” (WAC 308-30-220[4]).

No Charge
“A notary public may not charge fees for receiving or noting a protest of a negotiable instrument or record” (WAC 308-30-220[3]).

Fee Not Required
“A notary public need not charge fees for notarial acts” (RCW 42.45.170[2]; see also WAC 308-30- 0220[2]).

Travel Fees
“A notary may charge a travel fee when traveling to perform a notarial act if:
“(a) The notary and the individual requesting the notarial act agree upon the travel fee in advance of the travel; and
“(b) The notary explains to the individual requesting the notarial act that the travel fee is in addition to the notarial fee in subsection (1) of [WAC 308-30-220] and is not required by law” (WAC 308-30- 0220[5]).