Notary fees: what is it?

Verified 30 November 2022 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

You hire a notary and you wonder what fees you will have to pay for the performance achieved? Here's the information you need to know.

The notary's fee corresponding to all the sums requested by the notary in return for a performance that he realizes.

For example, if you pass a Civil partnerships: titleContent in front of a notary, you will have to pay the following fees of notaries:

  • Fixed Fees of €101.41 TTC: titleContent for the establishment of the Civil partnerships: titleContent
  • Registration Rights of €125 TTC
  • Disbursements (including the cost of providing 2 notarized copies of the agreement)

Notary fees include emoluments, the fees, the disbursements, the rights and taxes.


The fee corresponds to the sum received by the notary in return for a service whose rate is regulated (sale, donation, marriage contract, inheritance).

Its amount is the same regardless of the notary you choose.

Depending on the type of service, the fee may be fixed (in particular for a well-known act) or proportional (in particular for a declaration of succession).

For example, for the purchase of real estate, notarial fees are calculated according to the following scale:

Tableau - Scale of emoluments

Price range

Rate applicable since 1er january 2021

Rate applicable until 31 December 2020

From €0 to €6,500



From €6,500  to €17,000



From €17,000  to €60,000



More than €60,000



If you buy an apartment for an amount of €200,000, the fees of the notary shall be €1995.25 HT.

Either = €251.55 (6500 x 3870/100) + €167.58 ((17 000 - 6 500) x 1,596/100) + €457.52 ((60,000 - 17,000) x 1.064/100) +€1118.6 ((200 000 - 60 000) x 0,799/100).


if the benefit exceeds €150,000 and under certain conditions, the notary may grant a total or partial remission of the emoluments received for the same case. The discount must benefit all its customers in the same way.


The fee corresponds to the amount received by the notary in return for a service whose tariff is not regulated.

For example, a legal consultation, a sale of a goodwill, a commercial lease.

You freely determine with the notary the amount of the honorary.


The disbursements correspond to the sums advanced by the notary.

For example, we are talking about the remuneration of stakeholders and the cost of various documents.

Example :

The photocopying fees necessary for the performance of his service are disbursements invoiced by the notary.

Duties and taxes

Duties and taxes are the amounts paid back to the Crown and to the local and regional authorities.

These include registration fees, VAT, etc. The establishment of an act of notoriety

Example :

The notary charges you for the establishment of a notorious deed €56.60 HT either 67.92 TTC. €11.32 VAT is remitted by the notary to the State.

Regardless of the approach made to the notary, ask for a detailed written estimate of the amount of fees to be paid or a statement of estimates of the cost of the operation.

Once the service has been completed, the notary must give you a detailed document specifying the amounts of the fees to be paid.

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