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

Short Answer: Many banks have notaries on staff, and customers can often stop in and 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 service, though there will usually be a fee. For more information about banks and credit unions with notaries, see below.

Types of Notaries

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.

While notaries can be found in different settings, they are all notaries public for their state. Each state has slightly different rules and laws concerning notaries. Some states require new notaries public to complete training, pass an exam, or have a background check; other states don’t. Once they complete their state’s designated process, notaries are considered public officials.

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 has then completed additional training in the notarization of signatures for loan documents. The signing agent is likely certified as such and has passed a background check; he or she may belong to a professional association and might provide related services, such as acting as a courier for the loan documents.

Banks With Notaries

When you need a notary, your local bank or credit union is a good place to go. If you’re an account holder, notary services will often be free. If you’re not an account holder, you may not be able to use the service at all, and if you can, there is usually a fee. Below, we provide the list of banks and credit unions that provide notary services. Some don’t provide any information about notary services online, so we contacted local branches for information. We’ve covered the largest banks in the U.S. — smaller regional banks probably also have notaries, and since they’re local they might be more willing to accept non-customers. It is worth checking with your local bank to see if it has a notary available.

See the table below for information about banks and credit unions with notary services, and click on any bank for more details.

Bank/Credit Union Notary Fee Other Information
Alliant Credit Union Free for members May charge a fee for non-Alliant related documents
Bank of America Free for customers Available for customers only; not available at all locations
BB&T Free for customers Available for customers only; appointment required
BECU Free for members and non-members doing BECU business Available at all locations
Capital One Free for customers Availability varies by branch; appointment may be required
Chase Bank Free for customers Available for customers only
Citibank Varies by branch May not be available at all locations
Connexus Credit Union Free for members Available for members only
Fifth Third Bank Free for customers Available for customers only
Huntington Bank Varies by branch Appointment required
KeyBank Free for customers Available for customers only; not available at all locations
Navy Federal Credit Union Free for customers with NFCU or two or less documents; $5 otherwise Not available in Louisiana, and not available for wills
PenFed Credit Union Free for members Available for members only
PNC Bank Free for customers Available for customers only
Quorum Federal Credit Union Free for members May not be available at all locations
Regions Bank Free for customers Available for customers only; not available at all locations
Santander Bank Free for customers Available for customers only; appointment required
SunTrust Bank Free for customers Appointment required
TCF Bank Free for customers, $1 otherwise Appointment may be required
U.S. Bank Free for customers, $2 otherwise Fee may vary by branch
Wells Fargo Free for customers Appointment required
Woodforest National Bank Free for Sterling Advantage and Platinum Plus customers Appointment may be required

Alliant Credit Union

  • Notary fee: Free for members
  • Typical hours: Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed Saturday and Sunday
  • Other information: Notary services are listed under branch details for a particular branch; may charge a fee for non-Alliant related documents.
  • Find an Alliant Credit Union

Bank of America

  • Notary fee: Free for customers
  • Typical hours: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed Saturday and Sunday
  • 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

Our article has more information about Bank of America’s notary service.

BB&T

  • Notary fee: Free for customers
  • Typical hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; some locations are open until 6 p.m. Fridays or 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.
  • Other information: By appointment only; available for customers only
  • Find a BB&T

BECU

  • Notary fee: Free for members and non-members conducting BECU business
  • Typical hours: Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday hours vary
  • Other information: Notary services are available at all BECU locations
  • Find a BECU

Capital One

  • Notary fee: Free for customers
  • Typical hours: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed Saturday and Sunday
  • Other information: Notaries are at full-service branch locations, but you may need to make an appointment, and availability varies by branch.
  • Find a Capital One

Chase Bank

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

Our article has more information about Chase Bank’s notary service.

Citibank

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

Connexus Credit Union

  • Notary fee: Free for customers
  • Typical hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Saturday and Sunday
  • Other information: Notary services are only available for members.
  • Find a Connexus Credit Union

Fifth Third Bank

  • Notary fee: Free for customers
  • Typical hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., closed Sunday
  • Other information: Notary services are only available for account holders.
  • Find a Fifth Third Bank

Huntington Bank

  • Notary fee: Contact your local branch for information about fees
  • Typical hours: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 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.

KeyBank

  • Notary fee: Free for account holders
  • Typical hours: Monday through Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., closed on weekends
  • Other information: Select locations; contact your local branch for details. Only available to customers.
  • Find a KeyBank

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 thereafter. See the NFCU fee schedule.
  • Typical hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Saturday and Sunday
  • Other information: Notary services are only available for Navy Federal related documents in California (i.e., no other documents), and they are not available in Louisiana; notary services are also not available for wills.
  • Find a Navy Federal Credit Union

Pentagon Federal (PenFed) Credit Union

  • Notary fee: Free for customers
  • Typical hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Saturday and Sunday
  • Other information: Available for members only
  • Find a PenFed Credit Union. Click “Details” for any branch to see if it offers notary services.

PNC Bank

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

Quorum Federal Credit Union

  • Notary fee: Free for members
  • Typical hours: Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed Saturday and Sunday
  • Other information: May not be available at all locations; check with your local branch.
  • Find a Quorum Federal Credit Union

Regions Bank

  • Notary fee: Free for account holders
  • Typical hours: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed on weekends
  • Other information: Select locations; contact your local branch for details. Only available for customers.
  • Find a Regions Bank

Santander Bank

  • Notary fee: Free for customers
  • Typical hours: Monday through Friday 8 or 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Other information: By appointment only; only available for customers
  • Find a Santander Bank

SunTrust Bank

  • Notary fee: Free for customers
  • Typical hours: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., closed Sunday
  • Other information: You must make an appointment to meet with a notary
  • Find a SunTrust Bank

TCF Bank

  • Notary fee: Free for customers, $1 for non-customers ($0.50 in Wisconsin)
  • Typical hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., closed Sunday
  • Other information: You may need an appointment; check with your local branch.
  • Find a TCF Bank

U.S. Bank

  • Notary fee: Free for customers; $2 for non-customers (may vary by branch)
  • Typical hours: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., closed Sunday
  • Other information: None
  • Find a U.S. Bank. If you check the “Branches” box and click “Show more options,” you can search for branches that provide notary services.

Wells Fargo

  • Notary fee: Free for customers
  • Typical hours: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., 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.

Woodforest National Bank

  • Notary fee: Free for Sterling Advantage and Platinum Plus checking account customers
  • Typical hours: Monday through Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday through Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Other information: You may need to make an appointment to meet with a notary.
  • Find a Woodforest National Bank.

In Summary

Most banks and credit unions have a notary public on staff, but often only customers can use the service. Sometimes, 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 more options, our article has the complete list of places where you can find a notary.

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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:
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          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.