Build a successful mobile notary business (2023)

Ivan Garcia

11 January 2015

I am interested in starting an errand/mobile notary business.

Martha Esparza

12 January 2015

Interested in becoming a mobile notary

Rick Easter

12 January 2015

Errands or courier services are a large part of my work as a mobile notary. However, really think about your tariff structure. Don't just do one and lose the other. Remember that you are in business to make money, not give up your services to make some money. Vehicle fees are the most important thing, but decide how much you want to charge for the time you still allow to be profitable. Your service is worth the money! Think that as an hourly wage worker you are not getting what you deserve.

Centimeter. Jordan

14 January 2015

Advertise constantly. If you're in the loan underwriting industry, you'll find that once your contact leaves their job, you're unlikely to "work" with that company anymore... Advertising outside of your area requires a notary public in your area, most locations in Your neighborhoods already have one of their own... I've been doing this since 1992... it's a lucrative business if done wisely! Much luck!

pretty palmer

20 January 2015

Very helpful article. I have an exam soon. Now I have many questions. I don't know what to specialize in. Do notaries in California also perform marriages? So confused.N

National Association of Notaries

21 January 2015

Hello, notaries in California are not authorized to perform marriage ceremonies.

Margaret Waite

20. May 2015

I would like to get into the mobile notary business and need input. I have been working as a notary since 2005, but mostly parallel to my work as a full-time nurse. Now I want to start a mobile notary business. Thank you in advance for your response.

National Association of Notaries

22. May 2015

Hello Margaret. Find links to other Bulletin articles about starting and growing your business here: Thank you for your attention and have a nice weekend.

Yan Songle

15. June 2015

Thank you for sharing!

Jay Chou

February 29, 2016

What does it take to start it in Texas?

National Association of Notaries

March 1, 2016

hello jay To become a notary public in Texas, you must be a state resident, be at least 18 years old, and not have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor. No courses or exams are required. If you need help getting started, you can contact our customer service team at 1-800-876-6827 or visit the Texas Secretary of State's website at visit .shtml.


March 13, 2016

What does it take to get started in New York?

National Association of Notaries

March 14, 2016

Hello. To work as a notary public in New York, you must pass a state-supervised exam. For information, see the New York State Department of State website: If you need additional help, we also offer a New York Exam Preparation Course:


March 21, 2016

I am considering becoming a notary public in Northern Virginia. I would really like to know if I can benefit from it. I have an MBA but can't find a job that doesn't require commuting. I already offer writing services such as dissertations, research papers, business documents and presentations. I thought this might legitimize my business and create an additional revenue stream. I would like to have a mentor who provides direction. I also wonder about responsibility. Are there any courses or special reading I can take to gain knowledge and expertise? Thanks.

National Association of Notaries

March 21, 2016

Hello. If you are looking for a mentor, here are some links that might help: Here are two places to go on Facebook: 1. Continue on LinkedIn. These are interconnected groups of notaries that we oversee. General notary discussion:…/NNA-Notary-General…/aboutNotarfachleute:…/NNA-Notary. ../aboutNotary Signing Agency: Hope this helps!


March 29, 2016

What advice do you have for starting a mobile notary office in Georgia?

National Association of Notaries

March 30, 2016

Hello. For articles on building your notary business, please visit the following link:

Cassandra Brown

7. April 2016

I am in the process of renewing my notary license for the second time, so for about 5 years. So far I've only made freebies. I'm a single mom, a substitute teacher, and starting law school this fall. I am in dire need of a summer income and would love to start a mobile notary mainly for the flexibility and extra income once schools reopen. Help! ! Where should I start? Should I buy business cards? Are Expensive Playboy Courses Necessary?

National Association of Notaries

8. April 2016

Hello. You may want to read some articles at this link:

29. April 2016

Hi Laura, you mentioned Title Source as a company you work with. Are there any other companies that excel at evaluating and paying contract agents? 2) For W9, provide your company's EIN (preferred) for payment or your SSN for billing? Thanks

Yvette Ray

25. May 2016

What a Mobile Notary Public Can and Can't Do in New Jersey

National Association of Notaries

25. May 2016

Hello Yvette. A mobile notary is simply a notary who offers to travel to the signer's location for notarization and follows the same rules as any other delegated notary in New Jersey.


25. May 2016 from any notary. I use my SSN for W9 but many notaries don't want to do this and set up EIN instead. It's your choice. As for other title or signing companies, if you would like to contact me at I would be happy to discuss how to find a reputable company to work with. At your service, Laura


15. June 2016

What Does a Pennsylvania Notary Public Have to Do to Form a Notary Public Business?

National Association of Notaries

16. June 2016

Hello. You may find these articles helpful:


29. June 2016

Many thanks for your help. All comments and suggestions are helpful.


July 20, 2016

I live in Michigan and I want to be a notary public. I want to start a small business and as far as I know the maximum fee for notary services is $10.00 per document. I'm curious, how do you find out how much you charge people for travel? Is it the mileage? what looks fair How do I calculate wear and tear on a depreciated vehicle? Do I need to attend school/apprenticeship to become a loan signer? What other services do you recommend as a supplement to your notary services? Thank you for your time and any references you can provide us. I'm very excited.

National Association of Notaries

July 21, 2016

Hello. Michigan has not specified how much a notary public may charge for travel time and mileage. However, state law provides that "before the notary travels to perform the notarial act, the notary and the client may agree on a separate travel fee to be charged by the notary for the performance of the notarial act" (MCL 55.285). . [7]). More information about Signing Agents can be found here: and here:

Tahis Garrido

July 20, 2016

I'm interested in working as a traveling notary public but not sure if I need anything else besides working as a notary public in Florida. As I work in the real estate industry, I am already familiar with closing documents. Can you guide me in the right direction? Sender


July 21, 2016

I'm interested in becoming a (mobile) notary but have concerns about the increasing alternatives to e-signatures. Can anyone with current experience in this area address this issue/issue? Do you fear that notaries will become superfluous?

Laura Bill

July 21, 2016

However, no specific certification is required to become a mobile notary. I am only willing to travel for appointments and reliable transportation. Common notarized documents include power of attorney documents, requests for personal information, and travel by minors without an affidavit from a parent. In fact, if you are interested in becoming a loan signer, there is a certification process that involves a background check. Visit the NNA website for more information. I accompany notaries when they get started. Please contact me at and I can give you some ideas.


6. August 2016

I am a self-employed lawyer/notary. I am on maternity leave for a year and would like to start a mobile notary service to generate income during this time. I am very interested in finding a reputable loan underwriting company and starting the process. Any help would be appreciated.

National Association of Notaries

9. August 2016

Hello Tish. You may wish to join our Notary Signing Proxy discussion group on LinkedIn to ask questions and request suggestions for other signing proxies. You can apply to join the group:


11. August 2016

Hello! I am in Colorado and the maximum fee for notary services is 10.00. So my question is: does this include mobile services? Can I charge more for my services as a notary when going to a client?

National Association of Notaries

12. August 2016

Hello. In Colorado, the maximum fee per notary deed is $5. Colorado notary law does not include travel expenses.


17. August 2016

I've just been thinking about starting my own mobile notary public business here in Texas. After the application and admission steps, I'm curious how to start since I'm new.

National Association of Notaries

18. August 2016

Hello Madison. These bulletin articles contain some tips that you may find useful:

Daniel Faust

23. August 2016

Hello, I am interested in becoming a traveling notary public in North Carolina. Are there any restrictions on doing this within the state?

National Association of Notaries

25. August 2016

Hello. There's nothing stopping you from becoming a mobile notary public in North Carolina. Keep in mind, however, that notaries in North Carolina can only charge up to the maximum amount allowed by law for their notary services – and cannot charge ancillary fees.

Toya McBeth

2. September 2016

I have worked at a bank/credit union for over 10 years and am interested in starting my own mobile notary public business in Illinois. What skills can I bring to light?

National Association of Notaries

6. September 2016

Hello. You may find the following article helpful:


19. September 2016

I'm in Ohio and I've been a notary public for 10 years. I got certified as a contract broker with another company and started contracting with mortgage lenders to handle the contract execution. I have an E&O policy that has been in effect since 8/2017. I have read every article that Natl Notary has emailed. I'm interested in how to connect with other Ohio members. I haven't joined any clubs yet, but plan to do so. I'm looking for help to find out where my membership is most worthwhile. What do you suggest?


19. September 2016

Hello, I would like to know if notaries can certify documents translated into English from other languages ​​for their clients.

National Association of Notaries

20. September 2016

Hello. You may not "certify" the accuracy of your own translations and under no circumstances authenticate your own signature. However, if another third-party translator signs a written statement that he or she has translated a document correctly, you can have the translator's signature on the statement notarized, provided all other notarial requirements are met.

Jenny Hollowell

2. October 2016

I have been a notary for some time and I would like to expand my business and notary skills. I hope you can help me, thank you very much

National Association of Notaries

5. October 2016

Hello. You may want to read more articles in the Bulletin's Building Your Business category:

Keith Davis

12. October 2016

Do I need a business license and tax identification number to operate a mobile notary public in California?

National Association of Notaries

14. October 2016

Hello. That depends on the city you live in and other factors. You must consult a qualified tax advisor for this information.

To Rivera

17. October 2016

I'm thinking of starting a mobile notary public business in Las Vegas, Nevada. What next steps do I need to take after completing the application and certification process? Are there also special laws for notaries in Nevada? Thank you very much!


27. October 2016

I'm a notary in Virginia. Are there any special requirements to become a mobile notary and sign loan documents?

National Association of Notaries

31. October 2016

Hello. In Virginia, notaries are prohibited from deeding real estate without a trustee license if they have only made one payment to settle the fee.


27. November 2016

I have been working as a notary and real estate agent for 30 years. I am interested in expanding my business with mobile notary services.


December 11, 2016

This may sound like a silly question, but do you really need a car to run this business? I live in New York City and plan to only serve the five boroughs. The MTA did it my way

National Association of Notaries

December 12, 2016

hello dion If public transport can meet your needs as a mobile notary, that's perfectly fine. I wish you a good business!


December 18, 2016

I have been working as a notary for several years and am interested in working as a traveling notary to expand my business. What is the process to become a traveling notary public in California?

National Association of Notaries

December 19, 2016

Hello. There is no separate delegation process for working as a mobile notary in California - all notaries delegate the same way. However, if you wish to become a notary signing agent (a mobile notary who notarials and couriers loan documents), the company may require you to pass additional background checks and certifications in order to work with them. For more information, see:

Jacqueline Martin

4 January 2017

I am restarting my mobile notary business. Can I keep using the same diary from 5-6 years ago? Or do I need a new one? Many thanks for your help.

National Association of Notaries

4 January 2017

Hello Jacqueline. To answer your question, can you tell us which state you served in?

9 January 2017

Hello. I recently received a notary public engagement in California. I would like to set up my own mobile notary's office. Do I need to apply for a business license or can I start providing services? Do I need to open a commercial bank account?

National Association of Notaries

11 January 2017

Hello. Business licenses are typically regulated by city and county governments. You should therefore check with your local business license authority in your area to see if you need to apply for one. More information on starting a notary business can be found here:

Catherine Wolfe

17 January 2017

Interested in becoming a mobile notary public in North Dakota? Do you know the rules there or can you guide me? Tia

National Association of Notaries

18 January 2017

Hello Catherine. If you do not already have a board of notaries, more information on becoming a notary public in North Dakota can be found on the Secretary of State's page: and from NNA at www For general mobile notarization services, which involve traveling to the customer's site for notarization of documents, no special training or procedures are required. However, you can contact the agency that issues business licenses near you to find out if you need such services. However, if you are interested in becoming a notary specializing in notarizing loan documents, be aware that many companies require notarization and a background check from the signatory attorneys they work with. For more information on becoming a North Dakota notary signer, visit:

18 January 2017

I want to expand my mobile notary business. What would you recommend Should I register as an LLC?

National Association of Notaries

19 January 2017

Hello. This article provides advice from experienced signing agencies and signing service providers:


19 January 2017

Hello, I already have my notary and I would like to see if it is possible to start a mobile business. I'm wondering if there is a website or contact I can visit or talk to. Thanks

National Association of Notaries

19 January 2017

Hello. You may find the article helpful at this link:

19 January 2017

I have decided that I want to set up a notarial moving company. I registered for the exam on the 28th next weekend. Last Friday I found a mentor and met a municipal notary!

Karina Navarro

21 January 2017

I want to be a mobile signing advocate and also a mobile notary for the general public. Can I work as a sole trader in my legal name? Or should I register a fictitious name? I know I am still responsible for filing my own taxes etc.

National Association of Notaries

24 January 2017

Hello Karina. The SBA provides some information on using fictitious business names here:

Candice Drozdowski

February 16, 2017

Hello: I retired as a mortgage underwriter on August 31st, 2016 and moved back to Florida (Brevard County) and found that I hate retirement! After seeing the plate on a car in Georgia, I began researching the opportunity to become a traveling notary public. Are there any states that restrict traveling notaries and if so does Florida apply to this? How do I research when the market is flooded?


February 23, 2017

Hi all, does anyone know what is the best contract website to advertise? I specialize in singing loan documents, thank you for your suggestion.

Kendall Robinson

March 17, 2017

I am also looking for information on how to become a Travel Notary Public in Florida. I saw a website that said that if you were a beginner in Florida, you had to take a 3-hour online course. What's next after the course?

National Association of Notaries

March 17, 2017

Hello. This page contains steps to become a notary public in Florida:

Vicky contribution

March 18, 2017

I currently have a notary position in Texas and am interested in becoming a traveling notary. I am at your disposal on weekdays and weekends after work. I am looking for a mentor or someone to speak about this opportunity. Please advise. Thanks.


March 22, 2017

How do I get started with Mobile Notary Texas? I've been using Notary for a while and I want to use it, but I don't know what to do and how much the service will cost?

March 29, 2017

I am currently a notary public in Indiana and would like to run errands and courier services. how to start


3. April 2017

I am interested in starting a mobile notary public business in St.Louis. Do you have any good recommendations for this state and this city? What other services can I easily offer after launch?

National Association of Notaries

3. April 2017

Hello. This article presents some alternative services that notaries can offer to help build their business: -income


16. May 2017

Hello! I just want to know how to become a mobile notary public and notary signing attorney in georgia. A state where there are only lawyers.

National Association of Notaries

16. May 2017

Hello. Only a licensed attorney can complete the closing of Georgia home loans and other real estate transactions, not a notary public. Effective July 1, 2012, Georgia Senate Bill 365 was enacted as Bill 744 to clarify that only Georgia lenders or licensed attorneys may settle and pay closing payments in the state; the law also prohibits anyone other than the settlement agent from overseeing the entire settlement of the transaction at the closing meeting (OCGA 44-14-13[10]). If you wish to request the Georgia Board of Notaries to perform a general notarization, you may contact our Customer Services team at 1-800-876-6827 for assistance or visit the Georgia Superior Court Clerks Partnership website at certification and increase/


20. June 2017

Hello, does anyone have information on how to become a mobile notary public in South Carolina?

Mariam Wildlife Park

28. June 2017

Do you need a business license and tax identification number to operate a mobile notary public in Missouri?

National Association of Notaries

29. June 2017

Hello. You must check your local municipality's business license requirements.

Wanda Poer

July 3, 2017

How do you know what you need for a private notary, e.g. B. a power of attorney, etc., have to demand?

National Association of Notaries

July 3, 2017

Hello Wanda. The maximum fee that can be charged for each notarial deed is set by state law. For a comparison of state notary deed fees, see:

Ryan Headington

July 5, 2017

Do I need to form a business entity (e.g. LLC) to open a notary public business in upstate New York?

Courtney Williams

July 24, 2017

I am interested in starting a mobile notary public and finding out what is required in Tennessee

makena garcia

27. November 2017

What do I need to get started in Bakersfield, CA?

National Association of Notaries

28. November 2017

Hello. This article might help you:


10 January 2018

If I am already a licensed notary public in my state, do I need a limited liability company to incorporate my mobile notary public business (e.g. LLC) to form a notary public business? (FL) I am liable and insured!

National Association of Notaries

11 January 2018

Hello. You should contact the Florida Division of Corporations at 850.245.6052 to inquire about LLC requirements for your business.


February 2, 2018

After working as a paralegal in New York City for many years, I was unemployed. Finding other paralegal/paralegal jobs is difficult at best. Having worked as a notary since 1992, I am considering taking up a job as a notary or becoming self-employed, although I rarely use these skills. Is there a way to update me?

Maria Ferrer

February 11, 2018

These are all good ideas. These two things, advertising and the way it is advertised, affect business performance and are very important. Thank you for sharing these tips. Keep sharing such posts!Mobiler Notardienst Baton Rogue

Shirley Bragg

February 16, 2018

Hello, what are the steps for me to become a notary?

National Association of Notaries

February 16, 2018

Hello Shirley. If you call our customer service team at 1-800-876-6827 and let them know what state you are from, they can assist you in starting the onboarding process.

Sally Smith

26. May 2018

Hello, I live in Washington state and have been a notary public since 2005. I want to get certified so I can become a contract agent and start my own mobile travel company. I would appreciate any directional help you can provide. Do I need further proof or a trade license and special insurance?

National Association of Notaries

29. May 2018

Hello. For more information, see:

My Mobile Notary LA

27. May 2018

Hey, I'm a long time fan and reader of your blog and this is my first time commenting. I just wanted to say that this article really nails something I've been researching. Thanks


July 21, 2018

Great tip. Definitely agree on diversification and building strategic alliances. Both will help build a customer base and encourage new business!VIP Mobile Notice Los Angeles


7 January 2019

I want to start a mobile notary public service in Illinois. Mainly in the western/northern suburbs of Chicago.

Anne Hunt

19. May 2019

I started my mobile notary service but it is very slow. I have advertised on this site and on and others. They all want money but not business. What else can I do to be active and busy?

National Association of Notaries

28. May 2019

Hello. For more articles with tips on scaling your notary business, visit:


December 06, 2019

Any advice on starting a mobile notary public in Massachusetts and travel compensation for MGL? Thanks


17. September 2020

Hello! I am a new notary and am looking at the different ways to get paid as a notary. Do I want to start my own business? Or is there a better way to get paid?

February 25, 2021

I need your W9 provider so my company Pitney Bowes can pay for my renewal.

National Association of Notaries

February 25, 2021

Hello. We have forwarded your request to our finance department and you should receive a response shortly.

Louis Ashley

February 26, 2021

My wife and I are considering starting a mobile notary office in South Carolina. You and I are both notaries and want to start a business. What steps do we need to take?

National Association of Notaries

March 5, 2021

Hello. For tips on starting a new notary business, see the following article: https://www.nationalnotary. org/notary-bulletin/blog/2021/02/should-notaries-get-business-licenses-it-depends

Nikita Jenkins

3 January 2022

Hello. Is there someone who can guide me? I am currently assigned in Georgia. I took and passed the Loan Signer exam. I also have E&O insurance. I just want to know my next step. Thanks

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