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Code of Virginia
Title 2.2. Administration of Government
Chapter 4. Secretary of the Commonwealth
10/17/2021

§ 2.2-409. Secretary of the Commonwealth.

A. The Secretary of the Commonwealth shall charge the following fees for services rendered in his office to be paid by the person for whom the service is rendered at the time it is done:

aFor a testimonial, including seal tax....................................$10.00
bFor each authentication after the first testimonial for documents bearing
the testament by the same person on the same date, including seal tax...
5.00
cFor a copy of any paper, if on one sheet.................................1.00
dAnd for each sheet after the first........................................75
eFor issuing a commission to a commissioner in another state..............7.00
fFor power of attorney for nonresident insurers, contractors...............3.00
gFor service of process on parties, each defendant........................19.00
hFor service of process on reciprocal insurers.............................7.00
iFor registration of name, badge and insignia............................7.50
jFor affixing the Seal of the Commonwealth.............................2.00
kFor issuing a commission to a notary for the Commonwealth at large,
including seal tax..................................................
35.00
lFor issuing a commission to an electronic notary public...................35.00

And for filing in his office any paper required by law to be filed, the same fee as is allowed by law for recording similar papers.

B. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary shall charge a technology fee of $10 in addition to the fees set out in subsection A for commissioning of a notary public or electronic notary public, which funds shall be deposited into the Secretary of the Commonwealth's Technology Trust Fund established by the comptroller and used only to obtain and update office automation and information technology equipment including software and conversion services; to preserve, maintain, and enhance records, including but not limited to the costs of repairs, maintenance, service contracts, and system upgrades; and to improve public access to records. There shall be no transfers out of the fund, including transfers to the general fund.

Code 1950, § 14-114; 1964, c. 386, § 14.1-103; 1966, c. 272; 1976, c. 559; 1979, c. 14; 1984, c. 362; 1987, cc. 449, 459; 1998, cc. 259, 872, § 2.1-71.2; 2001, c. 844; 2007, cc. 269, 362, 590.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.