Do Banks Have Notaries? The List of the Banks That Notarize

A notary public, or ‘notary’ for short, is a person who witnesses the signing of important documents and confirms this by signing and affixing a seal. The notary verifies that the person signing is who they say they are, typically by checking a photo ID. The notary will also make sure that the person is signing willingly and not being forced into signing. If a person is a notary, he or she had to go through a process specific to his or her state to become a notary and is considered a public official.

Many banks have notaries on staff, and customers can stop by and often have documents notarized for free. Some banks require that you make an appointment beforehand, to make sure the notary is available. If you’re not an account holder at the bank, you can sometimes use the notary, though there will usually be a fee.

Are There Different Types of Notaries to Be Aware Of?

While notaries may be found in different settings, for example working in a bank or as a mobile notary, they are all notaries public for their state. Each state has slightly different rules and laws concerning notaries, including how to become one. Some states require new notaries public to complete training, pass an exam, or have a background check; other states don’t.

In general, any notary public can notarize the signature on most documents you may need, such as auto titles, affidavits, and living wills or health care powers of attorney.

There is also a special type of notary public called a signing agent. A signing agent is someone who has already been certified as a notary public in their state and who then has additional training in the notarization of signatures for loan documents. The signing agent also likely is certified as such and has had a background check; he or she may belong to a professional association and may provide related services, such as acting as a courier for the loan documents.

Banks With Notaries

A common place to go is your local bank or credit union. If you’re an account holder, having something notarized will often be free. If you’re not an account holder, you sometimes can’t use the services at all, and if you can, there is usually a fee. Below is a list of banks and credit unions that provide notary services and information on each. Some don’t provide any information about notary services online so we called local branches for information. We’ve covered the largest banks — your small regional bank down the street probably also has a notary, and since they’re local they might be more willing to accept non-customers. Be sure to check if you’re still looking after you see our list!

1. Alliant Credit Union

  • Notary fee: Free for customers
  • Typical hours: Monday – Friday 7:30 – 4:00, closed Saturday and Sunday
  • Other information: Notary services are listed under branch details for a particular branch.
  • Find an Alliant Credit Union

2. Bank of America

  • Notary fee: Free for customers
  • Typical hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00 – 5:00, Friday 9:00 – 6:00, closed weekends
  • Other information: Notary services are only provided for customers; they are only available at some financial centers, so you would need to contact your local center to confirm whether notary services are available.
  • Find a Bank of America

Want more information regarding Bank of America’s notary service? See our dedicated article.

3. Chase Bank

  • Notary fee: Free for customers
  • Typical hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 6:00, Saturday 9:00 – 2:00, closed Sunday
  • Other information: Notary services are only provided for customers.
  • Find a Chase Bank

Want more information regarding Chase Bank’s notary service? See our dedicated article.

4. Citibank

  • Notary fee: Call your local branch for information about fees
  • Typical hours: Monday 9:00 – 5:00, Tuesday – Thursday 9:00 – 4:00, Friday 9:00 – 5:00, closed Saturday and Sunday
  • Other information: Not all branches provide this service. You may need an appointment for notary services.
  • Find a Citibank. If notary services are available at that branch they are listed on the “Services” tab. Also, specific hours for notary services are listed on the “Hours” tab in the “Other” section.

5. Connexus Credit Union

  • Notary fee: Free for customers
  • Typical hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 – 5:00, closed Saturday and Sunday
  • Other information: Notary services are only available for members.
  • Connexus Credit Union

6. Huntington Bank

  • Notary fee: Call your local branch for information about fees
  • Typical hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00 – 5:00, Friday 9:00 – 6:00, Saturday 9:00 – 2:00, closed Sunday
  • Other information: Notary services are provided by appointment only.
  • Find a Huntington Bank. If notary services are available, they are listed under “more information” for the particular branch.

7. Navy Federal Credit Union

  • Notary fee: Free for customers who have Navy Federal related documents or for up to two other documents per week; $5.00 thereafter. See the NFCU fee schedule.
  • Typical hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 – 5:00, closed Saturday and Sunday
  • Other information: Notary services are only available for Navy Federal related documents in California and are not available in Louisiana; notary services are also not available for wills.
  • Find a Navy Federal Credit Union

8. PNC Bank

  • Notary fee: Free for customers
  • Typical hours: Tuesday – Thursday 9:00 – 5:00, Friday 9:00 – 6:00, Saturday 9:00 – 12:00, closed Sunday and Monday
  • Other information: Notary services are only provided for customers.
  • Find a PNC Bank

9. U.S. Bank

  • Notary fee: Free for customers; $2.00 for non-customers at the branch contacted (may vary)
  • Typical hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00 – 4:00, Friday 9:00 – 6:00, Saturday 9:00 – 12:00, closed Sunday
  • Other information: None
  • Find a US bank. If you check the “Branches” box and click “Show more options,” you can search for branches that provide notary services.

10. Wells Fargo

  • Notary fee: Free for customers
  • Typical hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00 – 5:00, Friday 9:00 – 6:00, Saturday 9:00 – 12:00, closed Sunday
  • Other information: You must make an appointment to meet with a notary.
  • Find a Wells Fargo. Notary service is a search option when locating a branch.

In Summary

Most banks and credit unions have a notary public on staff, but often only customers can use the service. Sometime, non-customers can use the notary for a fee. Besides banks and credit unions, several other businesses also offer notaries public. Hotels, the AAA, some office supply or shipping stores, city government offices, and more often have notaries. For a complete list of places where you can find a notary, see our article: Where Can I Get Something Notarized?

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      • the question was “by the bank” are you quoting a wage for stand alone notary or a bank employee. if employee, they get nothing extra for notarization as this would be part of there job description”

        • Hillary M. Miller says:
          First Quarter Finance logostaff

          Hi Maggie,

          Indeed.com doesn’t specify whether the average salary calculated for notaries public applies to bank employees or independent notaries not affiliated with an institution. Independent contractors, of course, have a very wide range of possible salaries, depending on how much experience they have and how many jobs they choose to take on or turn down. Payscale.com cites the median annual salary of notaries public associated with banks, governmental institutions, small businesses, or corporations at around $32,000 per year. This would be for individuals who work at a specific institution in the capacity of a Notary Public. I hope this clarifies my earlier comment, and thanks for writing in!

    • none
      or are you asking about a bank employee that also has a notary certificate?
      big difference, employees are paid their standard wage whatever that would be and the notary service would just be part of their job description.

      i am a mobile notary, the banks pay nothing monthly, we are independent and are wage is calculated in my title companies or signing companies that call us.