(1) The Secretary of State shall adopt by rule a schedule fixing the maximum fees that a notary public may charge for performing notarial acts. The schedule shall include, but not be limited to, maximum fees for the following notarial acts:
(b) Oaths or affirmations without a signature.
(c) Verifications upon oath or affirmation.
(d) Copy certifications.
(e) Protesting commercial paper, except that no fees shall be allowed for protesting a check because of the insolvency of the financial institution upon which the check was written.
(2) A notary public may charge an additional fee for traveling to perform a notarial act if:
(a) The notary explains to the person requesting the notarial act that the fee is in addition to the fee specified under subsection (1) of this section and is not required by law; and
(b) The person requesting the notarial act agrees in advance upon the amount of the additional fee.
(3) Notaries shall display an English-language schedule of fees for notarial acts, as specified under subsection (1) of this section. [1989 c.976 §24; 1997 c.631 §424]
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