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  Old  August 28th, 2009, 11:33pm     #1
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I was just curious if anyone has gotten something notarized at Bank of America?

I had something I needed notarized today and stopped in there as that is where we bank. I was told that they only notarize Bank of America documents. I have never had a bank tell me that before. They have always handled all our notary needs no matter what they were, and never charged us for them.
I ended up having to go elsewhere and spend $10 for the service.

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  Old  August 28th, 2009, 11:41pm     #2
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I bank at Bank of America and have had things notarized before. It's one of the free services offered to customers. You just have to verify you have an account.

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I've never had to pay either at BOA. I now bank at Compass, and recently had somthing notarized there and they didn't even ask if I had an account.
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I've never had to pay either at BOA. I now bank at Compass, and recently had somthing notarized there and they didn't even ask if I had an account.
It wasn't that they were going to charge me, they refused to do it at all because it was not a document from their bank. They sent me to some place down the road that wasn't a bank and charged me $10.

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my bank will only do bank docs too- tres annoying

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  Old  August 29th, 2009, 1:20am     #6
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Actually, in New York at least, if you have a notary license you cannot choose to only notarize certain documents. You can charge a fee, which is set by law (or waive the fee), but unless you know the documents to be fraudulent, you are supposed to notarize them as long as proper identification is presented.

I don't know about laws in other states. It's Notary PUBLIC, not Notary Private.

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Last time I went to BOA for notary services they did it, no problem. Maybe it's a policy with your branch?

Earlier this week I got something notarized by the insurance agent my dad uses. Also free.
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  Old  August 29th, 2009, 2:39am     #8
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California law says they can, indeed, limit service:

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§ 8202.8. Private employers; limitation on provision of notarial services
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a private employer of a notary public who has
entered into an agreement with his or her employee pursuant to Section 8202.7 may limit,
during the employee’s ordinary course of employment, the providing of notarial services
by the employee solely to transactions directly associated with the business purposes of the
employer.
http://www.sos.ca.gov/business/notar...dbook-2009.pdf

But it does stink - I'd write and complain to corporate, stressing that you're an account holder.
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I was just curious if anyone has gotten something notarized at Bank of America?

I had something I needed notarized today and stopped in there as that is where we bank. I was told that they only notarize Bank of America documents. I have never had a bank tell me that before. They have always handled all our notary needs no matter what they were, and never charged us for them.
I ended up having to go elsewhere and spend $10 for the service.
Haven't had any problems to date with having things notarized at BOA, but if I did would go down the street to another bank as it a free service offered.
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Oh JP, you should have emailed me. There's a place in town who will do it for $5.

FWIW the credit union will only notarize their internal documents as well. I don't think there is any place that will do it for free.
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I was just curious if anyone has gotten something notarized at Bank of America?

I had something I needed notarized today and stopped in there as that is where we bank. I was told that they only notarize Bank of America documents. I have never had a bank tell me that before. They have always handled all our notary needs no matter what they were, and never charged us for them.
I ended up having to go elsewhere and spend $10 for the service.
My bank notarizes everything but it's not BOA.

Next time check with your town offices they will usually have someone who will notarize for free.
(at least they do around here)

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Oh JP, you should have emailed me. There's a place in town who will do it for $5.

FWIW the credit union will only notarize their internal documents as well. I don't think there is any place that will do it for free.
I think that is where I went. SASS? It was $10 because Jim had to sign it too.

I guess I am just used to the bank doing it for me, free or not. I was just surprised because I have never been told no. Welcome to California... lol.

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We have an account there (going on 15 years) and we have both have had several different documents notarized over the years. My bf had a win notorarized no more than one month ago and had no issues or problems doing this (free of charge of course).

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I was just curious if anyone has gotten something notarized at Bank of America?

I had something I needed notarized today and stopped in there as that is where we bank. I was told that they only notarize Bank of America documents. I have never had a bank tell me that before. They have always handled all our notary needs no matter what they were, and never charged us for them.
I ended up having to go elsewhere and spend $10 for the service.
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  Old  August 29th, 2009, 2:27pm     #14
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Sorry, a little off topic as I have no experience with B of A.

It may be worth it to ask around at your place of employment.
The head of my HR department is a Notary and will Notarize for all employees free of charge.

Also have 2 Notaries in the Accounting department & one of the Executive's Assistants is also a Notary.

It can't hurt to ask.

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  Old  August 29th, 2009, 3:24pm     #15
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I was just surprised because I have never been told no. Welcome to California... lol.
From what I've read on the boards, this is more common than not in CA. Truthfully I've never read of a business/individual who will notarize for less than $10/signature here, except for SASS which only charges $5.
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