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$125/mo

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Include any number of documents within a package

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Choose to cover the cost or pass the charges onto your recipient

Assign a secondary signer and/or witnesses

Base notarization package price

*Includes one notarial seal & unlimited signatures

$25

$25 $22.50

$25 $20

Additional notarial seal within a package

$10

$10 $9

$10 $8

Maximum price per package

*Price cap per package, regardless of number of seals applied

$75

$75 $67.50

$75 $60

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Include any number of documents within a package

eSign your document package

FREE

FREE

FREE

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10 FREE/mo

$1

100 FREE/mo

$1 $0.90

500 FREE/mo

$1 $0.80

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Download and share completed documents

Track document progress

Access completed meeting recording

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Support

24/7 in-app chat support

Email support

Phone support for your team and signers

Collaboration & Productivity

Multi-platform — web, iOS, Android

Additional team members

up to 4

unlimited

Document templates

SMS signer notifications

Personalized, branded email messages

Send hundreds of documents at once

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Open API for developers

API integration support

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Notarize?

Notarize is the first notary public platform to allow any person or business to get their documents legally notarized online, 24/7. Our mission is to help people execute the most important transactions of their lives and to make notarization more convenient, secure, and verifiable. Learn more about our story and team here.

How much does it cost to get a document notarized?

A single document can be notarized for $25 using Notarize.

If you're a business, and need to send documents for customers to sign, head on over to notarize.com/pricing for our subscription plans.

Here's a quick breakdown:

  Starter Pro Premium
Monthly Platform Fee Free $125 $400
First Notarized Document Per Package $25 $22.50 $20
Each Additional Notary Seal $10 $9 $8
Maximum Per Notarized Document Package $75 $67.50 $60
Included eSignature Document Packages 10/month 100/month 500/month
Each Additional eSign Document Package $1 $0.90 $0.80

What are Notarize’s hours of operation?

Notarize is operational 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days a year. If you’re signing a mortgage-related transaction, we’re operational 24/6 Monday through Friday, EST and CST, and 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM Saturday EST and CST.  

How does online notarization work?

Online notarization represents the future of the notary industry. It offers unparalleled convenience, fraud prevention and extra security for both consumers and businesses, and it improves on every aspect of the notarial process. To learn more about how online notarization works and why it’s more secure and accessible than traditional notarization, watch this short video here.

Here’s a quick rundown of how it works: Notarize is an electronic notary public platform and software service offered to clients via any web-enabled desktop or laptop with a webcam or via any Android, iPhone, or iPad. Notarize’s service enables a face-to-face meeting with a notary, just like meeting with a traditional notary public in-person, but the meeting takes place entirely online.

You simply register on the Notarize app or website, then upload your document(s) and verify your identity. You verify your identity using knowledge-based authentication, which offers you a series of specific questions that only you can answer. Once your ID has been verified, your identity is further validated using a government-issued photo ID. You are then connected with a commissioned notary public via live audio-video call. The notary public re-confirms your identity visually using the scanned photo ID, and then witnesses as you electronically sign the document. Similar to how a traditional notary operates, the Notarize notary signs and places his or her notarial seal on your document. For greater security, our notary then completes the electronic notarization process using digital tools. Once complete, you will receive detailed instructions to access your notarized document online and can deliver it or send it electronically to whomever you would like. The whole process is completed in minutes. In accordance with governing law, all video calls are recorded so that any legally authorized party may view and verify your electronic notarization.

What are the benefits of online notarization?

Online notarization benefits the entire notarization industry. It is safer, more secure and has a more thorough record than in a traditional notarization.

A standard notarization requires individuals to appear physically before a commissioned notary public where they must demonstrate proof of identity, sign (or acknowledge their signature on) a document, and, if their document requires a sworn statement, be placed under oath.

Online notarizations are very much the same, with the following additional benefits for the digital environment:

1) your requirement to appear in-person before the notary is accomplished via a live audio-video call between you and a commissioned notary.
2) you and the notary complete your respective portions of the document electronically
3) in lieu of a physical stamp, the notary’s electronic seal and digital certificate are attached by the notary to your document. When complete, you may print your notarized document or share it via electronic means, and you may access a video recording of the transaction.

Notarization enabled by Notarize offers other significant advantages that validate and secure your document. The notarial session is recorded to protect against identity theft and to create a secure record of the entire process. In accordance with governing statutes and rules, Notarize attaches an x.509 PKI (public key infrastructure) security certificate to each notarized document. This certificate makes the document “tamper-evident,” so that the document then indicates if any subsequent change has been made to it. The digital certificate is unique to each notary and is part of the tools used to confirm the validity of the document and the authority of the notary public.

Learn more about how Notarize is different from traditional notarization services here.

Is online notarization legal?

Yes, it is.

In 2011, with the passage of House Bill 2318/Senate Bill 827, Virginia became the first state to authorize its notaries to notarize documents remotely via live audio-video technology. Since then, numerous states have passed laws authorizing their notaries to perform online notarizations, and over 20 states are considering doing so in 2019. These online notarizations are accepted across the country due to a long-standing body of laws in each state that specifically provide for recognition and acceptance of out-of-state notarizations. In addition to laws in each state recognizing and accepting common out-of-state notarizations, the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the US Constitution may provide an additional basis for states to accept out of state notarizations. For your benefit, we’ve put together an easy guide to the interstate recognition statutes in each state, which can be found here.

Documents notarized on the Notarize platform are electronically signed by the signer(s) and our notary. Certain states and public agencies have specific additional requirements and limitations for accepting electronically-signed documents and out-of-state notarizations, and not all documents may be electronically-signed. For example, Notarize is not notarizing documents for use in Iowa. You should contact the agency that will receive your e-signed and e-notarized document to ensure your document will be acceptable for its intended use. Learn more here.

We’d like to help with general information wherever we can, so let us know of any questions at support@notarize.com.

What types of documents can be notarized using this service?

Just about every document which needs to be notarized in the paper world can be electronically notarized online on the Notarize platform. There are a few exceptions, so see below.  

In an online notarization, both you and the notary electronically sign the notarized document. Per federal and state laws such as the ESIGN Act and the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA), when both sides agree to perform their transaction electronically, electronic signatures are just as valid as handwritten signatures for virtually all documents. But, certain documents are excluded – see below. Also, some states, public agencies and court systems impose additional requirements and limitations for accepting electronically-signed documents, so it’s always important to check with your intended recipient to confirm their specific requirements for accepting electronically signed and notarized documents.

We currently do not notarize:

  • Wills and codicils

  • Trusts and any amendments to Trusts.

  • Motor vehicle title transfer documents and odometer disclosure statements

  • Documents for use in Iowa

  • I-9 Forms

  • Certified true copies of birth, marriage, death certificates or of court-issued documents.

We are also not authorized to perform marriage ceremonies, although we wish you much happiness.

Can I notarize a document for use outside the United States?

If you’re present within the United States when you have your document notarized, you can ordinarily take that document and use it outside the United States by having the designated state agency (usually the Secretary of State’s office) issue and attach to the notarized document an “Apostille.”  Currently, most Secretaries of State are still putting in place the systems for issuing Apostilles for electronically signed and notarized documents, so if you need to use your document out of the United States, for now you should have it notarized using traditional means. Please check back and we’ll update these FAQ’s as state authorities put in place the ability to issue Apostilles for electronically signed and notarized documents.  

If you’re outside the United States when you access a notary on the Notarize platform, you can sign your document and get it notarized, but your document must be solely for use in the United States.

If Notarize is unable to notarize a particular document, will I be charged?

No, Notarize will only charge a fee for successful notarizations. If we are unable to process any document, the session will be terminated without any cost to you.

How does Notarize secure your personal information?

Notarize takes your security and privacy seriously, and you can review our Privacy Policy here and our Terms of Use here.

Our application development team has extensive experience building bank grade, highly secure software systems. Our data is transmitted and stored using industry-best data security practices. For example, all user communications are encrypted and all data at rest (such as documents) are protected using industry-specified encryption protocols such as AES-256. All application accesses are also tracked using an audit trail.

Our security policies and systems are audited and tested on a regular basis. These include audits of internal security procedures and protocols, and also comprehensive penetration testing of our software and hardware environments to provide risk assessments of our applications and associated data.

What are the acceptable forms of ID that I can use on Notarize?

Acceptable forms of ID include the following photo IDs if valid and unexpired. Your state may have other allowable IDs or may exclude use of some items on this list, so always check:

  • U.S. State Issued Driver’s License

  • U.S. State Issued Photo ID

  • U.S. Passport Book

  • U.S. Passport Card

  • Certificate of US citizenship

  • Certificate of Naturalization

  • Foreign Passport

  • Alien Registration Card with Photo

  • Military ID


To learn more about the ID verification process, click here.

What if a document requires two forms of identification?

Notarize supports documents that require two forms of identification.

If you’re a business and need to add the option for a secondary form of identification, go into your Account Settings and toggle on Secondary Form of ID. Individuals who need to furnish a secondary form of ID will be prompted to provide their secondary ID by the notary during the session. Generally, documents which require a secondary ID, list which ID’s will be acceptable as the secondary ID, so please check your document and make sure you have the secondary ID ready to go before starting your session with Notarize.

What if I need to sign my document with another person?

If your document must be signed by more than one person, you have a few options.

First, you and your secondary signer can be co-located (in the same room), log into the session with the notary together, on the same device, in order to get your documents notarized. If your document requires two signers and you’re not co-located, both signers may use Notarize by completing separate transactions. Each signer would register for Notarize and upload an unsigned copy of his/her document to the service. When complete, you will have separately notarized documents that you may then submit to your recipient agency or institution.

Learn more about multiple signer support in our Help Center.

What if my document requires a witness during the signing?

Many transactions will require more than just a notary and signer. If you’re signing a document that requires a witness, you’ll want to make sure your witnesses are co-located with you during the signing. Once the notarization is under way, you simply hand your device to the witness when prompted by the notary.

If you’re a business using Notarize for witness-required documents, when uploading your document, simply indicate that the document will require witnesses. Learn more about witness-required documents here.

How does Notarize validate Photo IDs?

For more info on the ID verification process, click here.

How is an online notarization different from a standard notarization?

Online notarization benefits the entire notarization industry. It is safer, more secure and has a more thorough record than in a traditional notarization.

A standard notarization requires individuals to appear physically before a commissioned notary public where they must demonstrate proof of identity, sign (or acknowledge their signature on) a document, and, if their document requires a sworn statement, be placed under oath.

Online notarizations are very much the same, with the following additional benefits for the digital environment:

1) your requirement to appear in-person before the notary is accomplished via a live audio-video call between you and a commissioned notary.
2) you and the notary complete your respective portions of the document electronically
3) in lieu of a physical stamp, the notary’s electronic seal and digital certificate are attached by the notary to your document. When complete, you may print your notarized document or share it via electronic means, and you may access a video recording of the transaction.

Notarization enabled by Notarize offers other significant advantages that validate and secure your document. The notarial session is recorded to protect against identity theft and to create a secure record of the entire process. In accordance with governing statutes and rules, Notarize attaches an x.509 PKI (public key infrastructure) security certificate to each notarized document. This certificate makes the document “tamper-evident,” so that the document then indicates if any subsequent change has been made to it. The digital certificate is unique to each notary and is part of the tools used to confirm the validity of the document and the authority of the notary public.

Learn more about how Notarize is different from traditional notarization services here.

Does Notarize use commissioned notary publics?

Yes. Notarize only uses commissioned Notary Publics from states which authorize their notaries to perform notarial acts online.  All notaries on the Notarize platform undergo background screening and training and maintain Notary errors and omissions (E&O) insurance.

Interested in joining Notarize as a notary public? Do you have additional certification as a Notary Signing Agent? Check here!

What are the safety and security features of online notarization from Notarize?

Online notarizations completed by notaries on the Notarize platform offer an unprecedented level of security and verifiability. We ensure the integrity of all documents in two key ways.

First, all documents notarized on our platform are digitally signed by the notary using a special x.509 digital certificate issued to the notary (after a rigorous identity security process). Once our notary’s digital certificate is applied to a document, it creates what’s called a digital “hash,” which is like a hidden record of all the bits and bytes comprising the document. If any component of the document is later changed, no matter how small, the document will show that it has been changed (or “tampered with”) after the digital signature was applied. This enables all users to confirm that they are looking at the original document as originally signed and notarized. (This digital signature information is readily viewable in the “signature pane” whenever you view a pdf in Adobe Acrobat). Here’s more info on how to verify digital certificates.

Second, we store a digital record of every notarization in a password-enabled “verification portal” where the customer and any legally authorized recipient can access a digital copy of the original notarized document along with key transactional information about the notarization itself. We also store the video of the notarization session, showing both the notary and the signer as the document is notarized, to deter fraud and provide a secure record of the entire transaction.

How can a recipient of a notarized document verify a Notarize transaction?

Anyone legally authorized to verify a transaction will be able to confirm the transaction and view key transaction details in our Verification Portal. If they have the additional necessary permission or authority, they will also be able to access the video recording of the transaction.

To provide simple and secure access, each document is assigned a unique ID. In order for an interested person to retrieve a particular document and (if authorized to do so) its associated video recording, a recipient or receiving institution must share the provided retrieval instructions and necessary security credentials. Using these, the notarized document and related records can be accessed on our verification portal.

Any authorized person who receives or accesses a digital copy of a document may open that document in Adobe Acrobat (or other similar programs) and verify its authenticity by viewing transaction and verification information about the notary’s use of his/her digital certificate. For more detailed instructions on how to verify a notarized transaction, click here.

Can I get a document notarized if I do not speak English?

We can notarize a document if you and our notary can communicate directly, in the same language, without third party involvement, including an interpreter. We generally can help with Spanish-speaking notaries. Please send us your language requests at support@notarize.com.

Note that the notarial wording in the notarial certificate (the part that the notary signs) will need to be in English. If it is not in English, our notary can attach a notarial certificate to your document which will be in English, assuming your document permits use of such a certificate.  

Regardless of language, we are only able to notarize documents that are intended for use in the United States and for signers who have a valid United States Social Security Number. In all cases, we recommend that you confirm with the intended recipient that the document is acceptable for its intended use.

Where can I get legal advice about my own situation?

Notarize is not a law firm or a substitute for an attorney or law firm. Neither we, nor our notaries, are licensed to provide any legal advice.

While we provide general information throughout the website, neither Notarize nor any of our notaries can provide any kind of advice, opinion, or recommendation about your specific legal situation or rights, including whether any particular document may be electronically signed or whether an electronically signed or notarized document will be accepted by your intended recipient.

If you have any questions about your document or transaction, or about having your document electronically signed or about validity or acceptance of your document by the intended recipient, it’s always a good rule of thumb to check directly with the recipient and also with your legal advisor. We encourage all our users to seek legal advice for any questions about notarized documents or associated transactions. Please review our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, which govern your use of our site.

How do I apply to join Notarize as an agent?

At this time, Notarize is only hiring notaries for our in-house team. To learn more about our roles in Texas, Nevada and Virginia, you can go here. If you want to sign up to learn more about when we will hire notaries in your state, go here.

I am a business that frequently requires notarized documents from my customers. How might I partner with Notarize?

In addition to the convenience and security that is inherently part of online notarization, businesses and institutions that require notarized documents in their operations can use our business portal or custom API to share with their customers electronic files that require notarization. Their customers can then get the documents notarized at their convenience. Once the notarization is complete, the files are automatically sent back to the company, dramatically reducing complexity, time, and operating expense while improving the customer experience.

If you are a business that frequently requires notarized documents, learn more about Notarize for Business or integrate Notarize into your apps, workflows, and services with our API. Using notarizations for mortgage and real estate transactions? Notarize for Mortgage is a great option. You can also feel free to reach us at notarize.com/contact-sales anytime to discuss partnership options!

I’m a lender or title company and I’m interested in Notarize for Mortgage. How do I get started?

Head over to notarize.com/mortgage to get a demo, or sign up for free!