What is a Mobile Notary?

A commissioned Notary Public who travels to the customer’s location to perform notarizations.

The signer and notary agree to meet at a public location (restaurant or library), personal residence, medical facility or business.

The notary may charge up to the maximum fee set by state law for notarization services. In Virginia the allowable fee is $5/notarial stamp.

Virginia Notaries Public may also charge a reasonable travel fee for travel to the customer’s location.  Additional fee’s may be assessed for other services  such as printing and courier.  All fee’s should be agreed upon prior to the appointment.  

What is an e-Notary?

A commissioned Notary Public who has been authorized by the state they are commissioned in to notarize documents electronically with the use of specific audio/video technology. 

There are two ways in which an electronic notarization may be completed:

  • Remote Online Notarization (RON) The notary and the signer are in different locations. All document signing and notarization is completed electronically.
  • In-Person e-Notarization (IPEN) – The signer and notary meet in person. All document signing and notarization is completed electronically.

More information about this technology driven notarial option can be found in the Commonwealth of Virginia Notary Public Handbook (pages 6-10).


What is a Notary Signing Agent?

A commissioned Notary Public that is also background screened, holds additional certifications and insurance to meet the compliance requirements for the companies that contract them.

The Notary Signing Agent travels to the signer’s location to facilitate a loan document package signing.  In addition to required notarial duties such as ID verification, additional responsibilities of the signing agent may include:

  • Printing the loan document package
  • Reviewing the loan document package with the signer
  • Obtaining required signatures and initials on documents
  • Notarizing applicable documents
  • Mailing and/or e-transmittal of completed loan document package to the company that contracted them to facilitate the loan signing


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