The amount you pay to the notary for an acquisition, donation, or any other type of deeds, includes:
– The taxes paid to the Public Treasury,
– Disbursements,
– And remuneration for the notarial service (expenses of the notarial office, collaborators and notaries).

Because the notary fulfills a function of public interest, he is bound by a tariff instituted by Law, strictly regulated and applicable throughout the territory.

The remuneration of the Notarial Office shall correspond to:
– Proportional and / or fixed emoluments (fixed by decree) for all acts and formalities for which the public authorities have decided so such as marriage contracts, donations, sales and loans.

– Fees for all acts whose decree provides that the remuneration is freely agreed between the notary and his clients (for example, commercial leases, company acts, real estate negotiations, consultations, etc.).

The notaries’ tariff, fixed by the decree of 8 March 1978, was essentially amended four times: by the Decree of 16 May 2006, the Decree of 21 March 2007, the Decree of 17 February 2011 and finally the Decree of 26 February 2016 and the Ordonnance of 26 February 2016.

Source : Notaries de France