LPT: Banks have notaries, but some only notarize for clients. Libraries have notaries from 9-5, and UPS notarizes past 5 pm.

Ups does charge 5 dollars per page though. Heads up. Edit: front page? Thanks guys! I will update this with some comment suggestions in a little bit. Edit 2: CALL FIRST. I had to call 4 different places to get this info. So it’s always worth a call, this is more just a heads up of things I found available.

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8 Dec 2017 09:24 - +1
A few churches also have notaries. Just call and ask and they might help you out for free.
8 Dec 2017 09:56 - +1
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8 Dec 2017 07:06 - +1
True Banks do have notaries and most only notarize bank documents. BUT after bank hours most can notarize non bank documents. Source: I work at a bank and I'm a notary.
8 Dec 2017 09:13 - +1
If you happen to live in an apartment, ask if anyone in the Leasing Office is a Notary. I saved some cash and a couple of hours than I would have by waiting on the usual places. 10/10 would recommend.
8 Dec 2017 07:09 - +1
Not all libraries have notaries! My library has a staff of 30 people and only 4 of them are authorized to notarize documents. *Call your library first to see if anyone on staff is a notary.* Note: No one at the library at which I worked prior to my current job was a notary.
8 Dec 2017 08:57 - +1
Td bank notarized shit for free to anyone.
8 Dec 2017 08:14 - +1
Unless things have changed in the past few years, Wells Fargo notarizes for customers and non-customer alike, free of charge. Source: used to work for Wells Fargo.
8 Dec 2017 08:36 - +1
FedEx Office DOES NOT have notary services! We direct customers to their banks for notary.
8 Dec 2017 08:36 - +1
It's super easy in my state to become a notary. I think you pay like $50 and renew every...3 years? Real LPT: get your group of friends to become notaries. It's also always a good idea to just have one around at your office. I'm a notary for this reason, and there are two other people I work with who have theirs, as well.
8 Dec 2017 08:54 - +1
You can also call your local and state government offices. There is usually a notary there for various documents and the will not charge a fee. It is easy for us to provide the service. We don't mind.
8 Dec 2017 08:09 - +1
I make a decent chunk of change picking up an appt or two when folks can’t find a UPS Store/Bank etc open or willing to accommodate after hours. Yes, I do charge a small premium for mobile service, however most folks are more than willing to pay for the convenience. FYI search for “mobile notary” in your area. Call 2-3 as there will probably be a price variation.
8 Dec 2017 09:28 - +1
Or you could use the [Notarize](https://notarize.com/) app. It's super simple and has helped me out a few times when I'm in a pinch and need to get something notarized.
8 Dec 2017 07:51 - +1
I am a public librarian. May I please just say that not all libraries do have notaries, and you'll be better to call ahead and ask first. Some libraries have only one notary, and if they are out sick, on vacation, or even just out to lunch, you're going to find yourself out of luck.
8 Dec 2017 09:03 - +1
Or... just use the google. Another great life pro tip.
8 Dec 2017 07:31 - +1
Britbong here, what the heck is a notary
8 Dec 2017 11:19 - +1
Most of this doesn't apply in the state of Louisiana. The rules to becoming a notary are completely different.
8 Dec 2017 08:44 - +1
This may be here, but my time in the can is short, so, no time to read. If you take classes at at university/college check with student services. Some offer notary services to students and employees. If they say they don’t, check with the legal counsel office. They almost always have one. Source: worked for the university system in Nevada for eight years and was a notary. Edit: words are hard.
8 Dec 2017 08:52 - +1
My local courthouse has notarized court documents for me for free. I went there with a non-Court document and the notary was more than happy to help me for free with that also. It’s a super small county, so I can’t imagine larger Courthouses would have time to do this lol.
8 Dec 2017 07:51 - +1
Most AAA offices provide free notary services to members. It seems like nobody is aware of this.
8 Dec 2017 07:15 - +1
I have worked in several different libraries and there has not been a single notary on staff. Please call ahead of time to check with your local branch!
8 Dec 2017 08:00 - +1
LPT: Notarize! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nG9iJ2Po_Y
8 Dec 2017 09:14 - +1
Notary public law is different from state to state. The cost of the notary is determined by state law. I am a CA notary employed by a UPS store. Most states have a maximum for the actual notary, but will not dictate what a notary can charge to travel to you. UPS Stores are privately owned. Check with your local UPS store in regards to their notary procedures. Theupsstore.com should have a place to make an appointment in your local store, unless that store opted out of the appointment feature. In m at cases an appointment is not required.
8 Dec 2017 07:51 - +1
Lawyers are usually notaries too.
8 Dec 2017 11:05 - +1
Note: **notaries in England and America are entirely different things.** **England**: Can write up a legal document. **America**: can only verify that you've signed a legal document in your own free will. -------- Edit: Time to train a notary in... England: 5 years America: 6 hours
8 Dec 2017 08:47 - +1
I work at my town's library. We do not have a notary.
8 Dec 2017 08:38 - +1
UPS Stores each have their own notary price. In bigger towns they can charge prices like $30 per notary stamp. Banks will also only notarize certain kinds of documents, not everything.
8 Dec 2017 08:44 - +1
For American Veterans, the VA has notaries that are not supposed to charge you.
8 Dec 2017 09:00 - +1
This varies a lot depending on where you live. Where I live, neither libraries, banks nor UPS stores have notaries. City Hall has a commissioner of oaths, which is a slightly different thing.
8 Dec 2017 07:01 - +1
Your local government building or police department may also offer them. If you’re a student also check with your university or school.
8 Dec 2017 09:05 - +1
I read that it's actually not too difficult to simply become a notary public.
8 Dec 2017 06:47 - +1
My UPS charges $15 per signature.
8 Dec 2017 09:48 - +1
I currently work at a UPS Store, and the charge varies per location. In my owner’s stores (franchise), it is $10 per signature. And on a side note, I would say that it is The UPS Stores that do the notarization, not UPS itself! Two different companies!
8 Dec 2017 08:37 - +1
Never known a library that had a notary, but plenty of banks ive encountered will notarize your stuff. Both in rural VA and what used to be rural upstate NY.
8 Dec 2017 08:37 - +1
2nding the "call first" ... especially for libraries... depending on the size they may have a limited number of notaries working... No point in going in if there's only one on staff, and it's her day off.
8 Dec 2017 08:53 - +1
If you live in the southern states, we have a store open 24/7 where they are also notaries. Amscot Store are all notaries and most are open 24/7. $10USD
8 Dec 2017 08:45 - +1
I got a letter notarized at a gun shop XD
8 Dec 2017 08:05 - +1
I'm a notary in Ontario. charge $40 a document.
8 Dec 2017 09:05 - +1
I use Chase and the branch nearby has one that’s usually there. A bit of a bitch, but that’s what you get for it being free I guess...
8 Dec 2017 08:44 - +1
I work for one the major national banks and am a notary as well. We are not limited to bank documents, don't charge, and perform notaries for everyone; account holders and non account holders.

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