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MD State Notary Division Information
Please visit our state notary division contact page to find contact information for the Maryland notary division.
MD Notary Public Mobile Fee Information
A Maryland Notary Public is entitled to charge a travel fee of 31 cents per mile plus a $5 base rate.
Maryland Notary Fees
Prevention of Fraud
Notaries Public in Maryland, as public officials serve an important role in detering fraud and the protection of the individuals and parties involved by acting as an official and unbiased witness for the signing of documents.
A Maryland notary commission has a duration of four years. A Notary in Maryland can not certify the authenticity of any document whether it is an official, or informal document and may not prepare legal documents.
Notaries must retain a registry of notarial acts (journal) for at least five years and all notary acts must be recorded in this registry. Our advice is to keep the journal as long as you are alive, because a court case may need a copy of your journal entry long after a notarization has taken place. Ask if your county clerk can keep archived journals after the five years you are legally required to keep the journal are up.
Additionally, notaries must use an official notary seal (stamp) for all official notarial acts.
A Maryland notary may also act as an official witness, in addition to performing standard notary acts such as acknowledgments, jurats and oaths. If asked to take an acknowledgment, you must ask, "Does this document constitute your own act and deed", or, "Are you signing this document of your own free will?"
Sample Maryland Jurat Wording
State of Maryland
County of ________
Sworn and subscribed to before me this _______ day of (month), 20___.
Signature of the notary public __________
Printed or typed name of the notary public
Notary Public (notary seal)
My Commission Expires
Maryland Acknowledgment Information
Maryland has several types of Acknowledgment Wordings. There are individual Acknowledgments & individual Acknowledgments for individuals with specific official capacities. There is an Acknowledgment for an Attorney-in-Fact. Additionally, there is one called an Acknowledgment by Public Officer, Trustee, Administrator, Guardian, or Executor. Finally, there is an Acknowledgment on behalf of a corporation. Please see the Maryland Notary Handbook for verbiage and details.
Dual State Notary Commission Information
If you are a Washington DC notary, Delaware notary, or Virginia notary, you can ask the MD notary division if you can apply for a Maryland notary commission.
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