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Are Notaries required to accept specific types of payment?

How should Notaries get paid? Is it acceptable to decline cash or require exact change? Can Notaries use credit card readers on their phones? — S.W., Texas

How you accept payment is completely up to you, but you may want to let your clients know the forms of payment you accept prior to meeting with them so they can be adequately prepared.

Hotline answers are based on the laws in the state where the question originated and may not reflect the laws of other states. If in doubt, always refer to your own state statutes. – The Editors

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