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Hawaii Notary Fees, Application, and Commission Information

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Hawaii Notary Fees (continued)

(A "deposition" is the testimony of a witness taken not in open
court and reduced to writing and duly authenticated; it is usually
intended to be used at trial or in preparation for trial.)

For administration of oath, including the certificate of
such oath - $5.00 (for original plus four copies) For affixing the
certificate of such oath to every duplicate original instrument
beyond four - $2.50

For taking any acknowledgment (original plus one duplicate
original) -$5.00 (for each party signing)
For affixing the certificate of such acknowledgment to every
duplicate original beyond the first copy-$2.50(for each person
making the acknowledgment)

For administration of oath of loyalty-No charge
(An "oath of loyalty" in most instances is taken by one who is
employed by or serves in the State or county governments.) The
charges for official services must be limited to the prescribed fees.
An overcharge is deemed to be a violation of law. The notary may make
further charges for unofficial services, but the charging of a round
sum for notarial and other services together is not permissible.
A notary may charge less than the statutory fees for his acts.

A notary who charges for his official services must secure a
State gross income tax license. Fees collected by the notary are
subject to the State general excise tax.

Become a Hawaii Notary Public
General information
The department of attorney general is in charge of appointing notaries public in Hawaii.  
Their notary public office is open from 7:45 am to noon, Monday through Friday.  To 
become a notary in Hawaii, it is necessary to take an exam. The Hawaii notary public 
examination is given on Tuesdays and Thursdays except holidays and when the clerk is on 
a neighbor island, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Check in ends at 1:45 p.m.

The examination is given at the  
Department of the Attorney General
425 Queen Street
Honolulu, HI 96813

The notary application can be downloaded from the Attorney General's website.  
Applicants must be at least eighteen years old, a Hawaii resident, and a citizen or 
permanent resident of the United States.  After you submit your application, allow 
two or three weeks for processing. If you are approved, you will be scheduled to take 
an exam.  You must get a score of 80% or higher to pass the examination.  The notary 
manual is $1.50 if picked up on the notary office and $2.35 if mailed.   The exam is 
only given every two months in Maui and Kauai.   You can reschedule an exam up to three 
times before beginning the whole process all over again.  Renewal applications are mailed 
to Hawaii notaries public two months prior to the expiration of their commission.