In 2018 a wide variety of new Notary laws and administrative rules raising Notary fees, creating new journal requirements, adding testing and training guidelines, and more take effect. Here is a look at some of the important new laws and rules affecting Notaries. Arizona's new rule, Administrative Rule R18-01, which took effect March 5, raises the maximum fee for notarizations to $10, up from the previous maximum of $2. However, Arizona Notaries now are required to select the fee they will charge — from “no charge” up to the new $10 maximum. Once chosen, the Notary will be expected to charge that fee at all times. The new rule also requires Arizona Notaries to post their fee schedule in a conspicuous location and in a mandatory fee schedule format to inform signers of the fee before performing a notarization.
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