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Secretary of State Notary Division New Law Regulations

State of California Secretary of State Notary Division

Every Notary Public should keep up on all revised and new regulations effecting notarial acts.

One of the many benefits of being a California Notary Class alumni, is you will receive this information immediately.

New 2017 Notary Laws Effective January 1, 2017,

California notaries public just got a raise!

The New Notary Laws for 2017:

Identification acceptable when notarizing

New Maximum Notarization Fee

Communication/Delivery Methods to Secretary of State

Identification Notaries Must Present

Identification Accepted for Notarization Assembly Bill 2566, in conjunction with Senate Bill 997 amends Civil Code Section 1185, making the following changes:Foreign passports are no longer required to have a current visa stamp from USCIS or DHS.A valid consular identification card issued by a consulate from the applicant’s country of citizenship now acceptable. An ID card issued by a federally recognized tribal government is now acceptable.

Maximum Fees For Notarization

The Fee for notarizing per signature has just increased! It was $10 per signature it has increased to $15. See below additional fee changes:

$15 Acknowledgment

$15 Jurat

$15 Certified Copy

$15 Deposition Services

$30 All Services Related to a Deposition

$7 Administering the oath to the witness

$7 Certificate of deposition

Notary working as Immigration Consultant

$15 Notary Entering data on immigration forms

$15 Service on immigration forms

Delivery/Communication to the Secretary of State Notary Division and Proper Identification Senate Bill 974 amends Government Code sections 8205, 8206, 8213 and 8213.5.

As of January 1, 2017 it is now acceptable to communicate with the county and state governments by certified mail OR any delivery method that provides a receipt. Also, notaries will be required to provide acceptable ID when filing the oath at the county office.