January 19 2017
Maximum fees that can be charged by a notary public for taking a
proof of deed will increase from $10 to $15.
Currently, the law sets maximum fees that may be charged by a notary
public for many services at $10. This new law increases the maximum
permissible charge from $10 to $15 on the following services:
• Taking an acknowledgment or proof of a deed, or other
instrument, to include the seal and the writing of the certificate
• Certifying a copy of a power of attorney
AB 2217 codified as Government Code §8211. This law goes into effect
on January 1, 2017.
Jim W Hildreth-Mediator
RealEstate Mediation Services