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Notaries Public in Louisiana

Welcome to the Notary Near Me ™ page for Louisiana. Click on the links above to find a notary in Louisiana by city. Once you locate a Louisiana 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 Louisiana

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


In order to become a Notary Public in Louisiana, you must be 18 years of age or older and be a legal resident or alien of Louisiana. You must hold a high school diploma, a diploma for completing a home study program approved by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, or a high school equivalent diploma issued after successfully completing the test of General Educational Development. Applicants must be able to read, write, and understand English. You are ineligible if you have been convicted of a felony and not been pardoned. As part of the process of becoming a a Louisiana Notary Public, you must pass the state notary exam.

A complete overview of qualifications and requirements for being appointed as a LA Notary Public can be viewed on the Secretary of State website:

Notary Exam

Preparation for the notary exam should include referring to the official study guide published by the Secretary of State, a resource to help applicants prepare for the notary public exam. The official study guide, Fundamentals of Louisiana Notarial Law and Practice, can be purchased online through the Secretary of State website.

Notary Public Louisiana Mobile Notary Fees

There are not any restrictions on the amount a Louisiana 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 Louisiana Maximum Notary Fees

There is no statutory fee schedule determining a limit to what a Louisiana Notary Public may charge.

Louisiana 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.

Louisiana 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.