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Notaries Public in West Virginia

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

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


In order to become a Notary Public in West Virginia, you must be 18 years of age or older and be a legal resident of West Virginia or an out-of-state resident employed in West Virginia. You must be a citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States. Applicants must be able to read and write English, hold a high school diploma or equivalent, and not be disqualified to receive a commission pursuant to West Virginia Code Section 39-4-21.

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

Notary Public West Virginia Mobile Notary Fees

Mobile notaries in West Virginia may charge a reasonable travel fee to perform a notarial act.

Notary Public West Virginia Maximum Notary Fees

Maximum notarization fees are based on the West Virginia Code Section 39-4-30. West Virginia notaries public may charge a maximum fee of $5 per notarial act. Refer to the West Virginia Notary Handbook to see the maximum notary fees.

West 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.

West 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.