Could you make a living simply by being a Notary Public?

Anonymous 02/10/2018. 15 answers
Business & Finance Small Business

I know that larger companies have someone commissioned already on staff generally, and banks have notaries for individuals to use, but in my experience their hours and availability has been sporadic.

What if I became a Notary, and then I leased a small office suite, visible from a busy road, maybe 500 square...

15 Answers


tro 02/12/2018.

not likely as the only source of your income


Elaine M 02/11/2018.

It doesn't pay that well, no.


Max Hoopla 02/11/2018.

It is a service you offer on the side with something else. As a notary you could become a loan signing agent and maybe generate enough in fees.


D J 02/11/2018.

Why lease an office space. Connect with a mortgage company or other businesses & do traveling document certifications.


Judy 02/11/2018.

No, not unless you provided some other services. A notary at a bank, car dealer or other business normally has a fairly full set of other duties, and notarizes paperwork as needed. Some people do it from their homes, where they don't have expenses, for a few dollars of side income.


DEBS 02/11/2018.

Typically it is not profitable enough. Given the limited skills needed and the limited number of people who need them on a regular basis most places just have a notary available as part of another business (like a UPS store or such.)


Eva 02/11/2018.

You'll starve to death without another service or services to offer. Why would they come to you and pay when they can go to their bank or the town clerk for free?


Tavy 02/11/2018.

So how many do you think you would do in a week in one area ?

You would be lucky to do 2 a month.


Mr. Smartypants 02/11/2018.

Have you ever seen a Notary Public office? I mean a business that does nothing but notarizing documents? I never have. If you look on Yelp for a 'notary public' what you see is real estate businesses, paralegal offices, tax preparers, etc. for whom notarizing is a small sideline. So I would guess you couldn't make a good living at it, precisely BECAUSE it's so easy to become certified as a notary public.


glenbarrington 02/11/2018.

Seems unlikely. What you would have to charge to earn even a basic living would be too expensive for most people when they can just go to a bank and get it done for a few dollars.


C 02/11/2018.

I live in a tiny town that is a suburb for a very, very, very small city. I can count on one hand the number of things I've had notarized. My bank where I am a customer will do it free of charge. When my Mom was in the hospital, she had to sign a new POA. One of the hospital employees was a notary.

A notary can perform weddings in my state, but even that isn't enough to allow one to quit his day job.


Bob 02/11/2018.

no you could not


vivienne 02/11/2018.

Where i live there is a notary office in the magistrate. They have normal working hours and u dont need an appointment, if i need a notary i would use them, not some private shed


Lone Cat 02/11/2018.

I don't think you could get enough business. You need enough to pay the rent and to pay at least one person in the office.

Can you imagine a Sunday morning and I have a sudden notary emergency? I can't imagine that either. If I needed something notarized, I could wait until Monday and bank will do it for free.


pearlmar 02/11/2018.

No way.


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