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I am not an attorney licensed to practice law  in the State of Mississippi and cannot give legal advice.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a notary public?

          A notary public is any person commissioned to perform official acts under 

          the laws of this state.


What type of identification do I need to get a document notarized?

          You must have at least a current document issued by a federal, state, or

          tribal government agency bearing the photographic image of your face along

          with your signature and a physical description.  A properly stamped passport

          without a physical description is acceptable.


How much does it cost to have a document notarized?

          The maximum fees that may be charged by a notary for notarial acts are

          mandated by state law as follows:

          * Acknowledgments, five dollars ($5.00) per signature;

          * Oaths or affirmations without a signature, five dollars ($5.00) per person;

          * Jurats, five dollars ($5.00) per signature;

          * Signature witnessings, five dollars ($5.00) per signature;

In addition to that, if the notary public travels (mobile notary) -  A notary may charge a travel fee when traveling to perform a notarial act.  The notary and the person requesting the notarial act must agree upon the travel fee in advance of the travel; and the notary must explain to the person requesting the notarial act that the travel fee is both separate from the notarial fee and is neither specified nor mandated by law.