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Notaries Public in Iowa

Welcome to the Notary Near Me ™ page for Iowa. Click on the links above to find a notary in Iowa by city. Once you locate an Iowa Notary Public, view details of their professional notary experience on their profile page, such as whether they are a loan signing agent, or can receive e-docs.

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Become a Notary Public in Iowa

The information and links below provide a general overview of how to become a Notary Public in Iowa


In order to become a Notary Public in Iowa, you must be 18 years of age or older and be a legal resident of Iowa or of a bordering state with a principal place of business or employment in Iowa. You must be able to read and write English. Applicants may not be disqualified from voting because of a felony conviction or for being judged mentally incompetent to vote.

A complete overview of qualifications and requirements for being appointed as an IA Notary Public can be viewed within the Notary Pocketbook for the state of Iowa. The responsibilities of an Iowa Notary Public can be found on the Secretary of State website:

Notary Public IA Mobile Notary Fees

There are not any restrictions on the amount an Iowa Mobile Notary may charge as a travel fee. Mobile notaries may charge extra for late night signings, as well as hospital and jail signings.

Notary Public IA Maximum Notary Fees

There are no set maximum notarization fees in the state of Iowa. A notary cannot refuse to perform a notarial service if the signer is not a client and/or customer, nor can the notary's employer restrict the notary from performing notarial services because the signer is not a client and/or customer of the employer. Refer to the Notary Pocketbook to see the maximum notary fees.

Iowa Notary Public Acknowledgment Information

An acknowledgment is the notary act of a signer declaring to a Notary Public that they have willingly signed a document. The act of presenting a signed document before a Notary Public and asking the Notary Public to notarize the signature constitutes acknowledging signing the document. The signer may sign the document before being in the presence of the Notary Public, however, the signer must appear before the Notary Public to sign the notary journal and receive the affixation of the notary seal on the notary certificate.

Iowa Notary Public Jurat Information

A Jurat is the notary act of a signer swearing under oath before a Notary Public that the statement in the notarized document is true. Jurat certificate wording must accompany all Jurat notary acts in one of the following: within the document itself, after the signature area(s), or on an attached certificate form.