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Notaries Public in Maryland

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

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

Qualifications

In order to become a Notary Public in Maryland, you must be 18 years of age or older and be a legal resident or working in the state of Maryland. Applicants must be of known good character, integrity, and abilities.

A complete overview of qualifications and requirements for being appointed as a MD Notary Public can be viewed on the Secretary of State website: http://www.sos.state.md.us/Notary/Pages/default.aspx

Notary Public Maryland Mobile Notary Fees

Maryland notaries public may charge a travel fee of up to 31 cents per mile, with a fee not to exceed $5.

Notary Public Maryland Maximum Notary Fees

Maximum notarization fees are based on the Maryland Government Code Section 18-112, which states that a Notary Public may not charge more than $4 for performing a notarial act. Refer to the Handbook for Maryland Notaries Public to see the maximum notary fees.

Maryland 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.

Maryland 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.