Notary fees: what is this?
Verified 30 November 2022 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)
You use a notary and wonder what fees you will have to pay for the provision done? Here is the information to know.
The notary fees correspond to all the amounts requested by the notary in exchange for a provision that he realises.
For example, if you pass a Civil partnerships: titleContent before a notary, you will have to pay the following fees:
- Stationary €101.41TTC: titleContent for the establishment of the Civil partnerships: titleContent
- Registration Rights €125 TTC
- Disbursements (including fees for providing 2 notarized copies of the agreement)
Notary fees include emoluments, fees, disbursements, rights and tax.
The fee is the amount collected by the notary in return for a service whose rate is regulated (sale, donation, marriage contract, inheritance).
The amount is the same regardless of which notary you choose.
Depending on the type of service, the fee may be fixed (notably for a notorious act) or proportional (notably for a declaration of succession).
For example, for the purchase of real estate, notarized fees are calculated according to the following scale:
If you buy a flat of an amount of €200,000, the notary's fees shall be €1995.25 HT
Or = €251.55 (6500x3870/100) + €167.58 ((17 000 - 6 500) x 1,596/100) + €457.52 ((60 000 - 17 000) x 1,064/100) +€1,118.6 ((200,000 - 60,000) x 0.799/100).
if the benefit is greater than €150 000 and under certain conditions, the notary may grant a total or partial refund of the emoluments received for the same case. The discount should benefit all its customers in the same way.
The fee is the amount collected by the notary in return for a service whose rate is not regulated.
This includes legal advice, a sale of a commercial fund, a commercial lease.
You freely determine with the notary the amount of the honorary.
The disbursements correspond to the amounts advanced by the notary.
These include, for example, compensation for interveners, the cost of different documents.
The photocopying fees necessary to perform the service are disbursements charged by the notary.
Duties and taxes
Duties and taxes are the amounts paid back to the State and territorial.
These include, for example, registration fees, VAT. The establishment of an act of fame
The notary charges you the establishment of a note of fame €56.60 HT either 67.92 TTC. €11.32 VAT are paid by the notary to the State.
Regardless of the procedure performed with the notary, ask for a detailed written estimate of the amount of fees to be paid or an estimate of the cost of the transaction.
Once the service has been completed, the notary must provide you with a detailed document setting out the amounts of the fees to be paid.
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- Trade Code: Articles R444-2 to R444-3Definitions
- Trade Code: Articles L444-1 to L444-7General provisions on regulated tariffs
- Trade Code: Articles R44-59 to R444-70Special provisions on regulated rates for notaries
- Trade Code: Items A444-53 to A444-58Notaries' fees applicable until 29 February 2024
- Decree No. 2016-230 of 26 February 2016 on the tariffs of certain legal professionalsRates applicable between 1 May 2016 and 31 December 2020
- Decree No. 2020-179 of 28 February 2020 on regulated tariffs for certain legal professionalsRates applicable from January 2021
- Judicial actorsService-Public.fr
- The notary's rate: emoluments and feesNotaries of France