Michael Martin

Notary in Exeter

Notarial services

Notary Public, Michael Martin, retired as a partner in a local firm and now is more readily available to see clients and offers a flexible service to suit individuals and businesses’ timescales.

“I provide a full range of notarial services for both individuals and companies, I can arrange legalisation and consular verification where appropriate. The most frequent documents needing to be notarised on behalf of companies and individuals are Powers of Attorney; closely followed by making certified copies of various certificates. For example: certified copy passport and certified copies of academic certificates.”

Click here for further information for the typical stages of a notarial transaction.

Notary services ‘out of hours’

Please contact me for weekend and evening appointments. Enquiries can be made via telephone or email. I can come to you, or to keep the cost down, individuals can arrange a convenient location.

Short notice meetings

I appreciate that notarial work tends to be urgent and am happy to fix appointments at very short notice, subject to availability.

What ID is required?

Please bring your passport with you and proof of address (such as a utility bill dated within the last six months). This information will enable me to be satisfied of your identity and to attest that you have appeared before me and signed the document in front of me.

Charges and estimates

There is a minimum fee of £90. Complex notarial jobs are charged at the rate of £180 per hour.

Most jobs of work take a minimum of about thirty minutes to complete. This includes the time taken to make the appointment, check identities and authorities, make sign and seal the certificate and make appropriate records.

If your document needs to be legalised, additional costs are incurred; the Foreign and Commonwealth (FCO) charge for each Apostille (the stamp of approval of the British Government). The cost – as at March 2019 – is £30 per Apostille per document.

Please bear in mind that some countries will require further certification from their local Consulate or Embassy. Fees for this requirement can vary greatly – as can the time taken to process the document concerned: please enquire or visit https://www.notary.co.uk/consular-legalisation.html.

How to pay

Payment may be made by cash, cheque, bank transfer or invoiced by prior arrangement. Sorry I do not accept card payments.

Regulatory Information


I have Professional Indemnity Insurance of up to £1 million. I confirm that I am covered by a formal complaints procedure in the event that you are dissatisfied for more information.

How to travel to Michael Martin Notary Public Exeter:

21 Denmark Road, Exeter, EX1 1SL

By Car:

If you are travelling by car from the South continue onto the A38 and take the A30 West ramp to Okehampton/Exeter/ A377. Merge onto the A30 and take the A377 ramp to Exeter/ Credition. At roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A377. Continue onto the A3015 and continue onto Magdalen Street. Denmark Road will be on the left.

If you are travelling by car from the North from the M25 head south and exit at junction 29 towards Honiton Road/ A30.

By Train:

If you are travelling by train, the office is a 10 minute walk from St James Park (Exeter) Train Station. When exiting the station head southwest on Well Street toward St. James Road. Turn left onto York Road and continue onto Summerland Street. Turn right onto Western Way/ B3212 and at the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Heavitree Road/B3183. Turn right onto Denmark Road and the office will be on the left.

By Bus:

If you are travelling by bus, there are frequent buses that stop near the notary public. Buses A, D H, R and SR4 are regular buses that stop near the office. The nearest stop is at Pyramid Swimming Pool, which is around the corner from Denmark Road.