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Notaries Public in Virginia

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

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


In order to become a Notary Public in Virginia, you must be 18 years of age or older and be a legal resident or work in the state of Virginia. You must be a legal resident of the United States and not have had a felony conviction. If you are a non-resident of Virginia, you may be appointed if you are regularly employed in the state and perform notary services in connection with your employment. Non-resident notaries who do not maintain regular employment in Virginia must surrender their Notary commission.

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

Notary Public Virginia Mobile Notary Fees

Mobile notaries in Virginia may charge a travel fee to perform a notarial act if the travel fee is agreed to by the Notary and client in advance.

Notary Public Virginia Maximum Notary Fees

Maximum notarization fees are based on the Virginia Government Code Section 47.1-19, which states that a notary public may charge a fee of up to $5 per paper notarial act. Refer to the Virginia Notary Handbook to see the maximum notary fees.

Virginia 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.

Virginia 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.