State Affairs and Government

Notaries Public and Justices of the Peace

SECTION 42-30-13

§ 42-30-13. Fees of notaries.

The fees of notaries public shall be as follows:

(1) For noting a marine protest, one dollar ($1.00);

(2) For drawing and extending a marine protest and recording it, one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50);

(3) For taking affidavits, twenty-five cents (25¢);

(4) For travel, per mile, ten cents (10¢);

(5) For taking acknowledgment of any instrument and affixing his seal, one dollar ($1.00);

(6) For the protest of a bill of exchange, order or draft, for non-acceptance or nonpayment, or of a promissory note or check for nonpayment, if the amount thereof is five hundred dollars ($500) or more, one dollar ($1.00), if it is less than five hundred dollars ($500), for recording the same, fifty cents (50¢);

(7) For noting the non-acceptance or nonpayment of a bill of exchange, order or draft, or the nonpayment of a promissory note or check, seventy-five cents (75¢); and

(8) For each notice of the non-acceptance or nonpayment of a bill, order, draft, check, or note, given to a party liable for the payment thereof, twenty-five cents (25¢);

provided, that the whole cost of protest, including necessary notices and the record, shall not exceed two dollars ($2.00), and the whole cost of noting, including notices, shall in no case exceed one dollar and twenty-five cents ($1.25).

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 295, § 18; P.L. 1899, ch. 625, § 1; G.L. 1909, ch. 364, § 17; G.L. 1923, ch. 417, § 17; G.L. 1938, ch. 633, § 18; G.L. 1956, § 42-30-13; P.L. 1980, ch. 324, § 1.)