Organization of the Notariat

Departmental and interdepartmental authorities

The notaries of one or more departments are grouped into companies. Most of these companies came into being, before the Republic. Each company is represented by a departmental or interdepartmental chamber, made up of members elected from among the notaries of the department or the concerned departments.

They are responsible by law for ensuring compliance with professional rules and ethics by all notaries within their jurisdiction. They organize the annual inspection of each office both from an accounting and legal standpoint. Inspection reports are forwarded to the Public Prosecutor's Office. 

Nearly 300 employees work for the profession and the French within these regional and national bodies.