In Virginia, the notary fee is set at $5 by law. Employers may require us to notarize at no charge in connection with employment. If a fee is charged, the employer can NOT require that the notary surrender that fee to the employer. Basically, my employer can require me to not charge a fee for notary services, but if they don't and I personally *do* charge, it is my income.
FWIW, I have never charged anyone for notary service. As long as I have proper ID and follow correct procedures, I feel that it is just good (potential) customer service. I also enjoy seeing how pleased people are by a small courtesy like that!
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