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The notary profession in figures

French notaires take their public service mission throughout the territory. They contribute to the country's economic life, as evidenced by the statistics­.


Figures of the notary profession on November 30, 2020

15,842 french notaries, of whom 8,619 practise as partners in 4,173 companies.

6,805 main offices, a number which 1,364  secondary offices should be added, bringing to 8,169 points of contact throughout France.

More than 60,000 employees, which, including notaires, takes the number of people working in offices to over 75,000.

8,397 notaires are women (53%).

The average age is 47.


Economic activity of notary profession

Each year notaires are consulted by 20 million people.

They handle €600 billion of capital.

They draw up more of 4 million authentic instruments , and more of 320,000 statements of inheritance .

They generate turnover of €8 billion.


​​​​​​​Breakdown of notaries activity according to turnover

  • Real estate, sales related to building, leases: 50.1%
  • Instruments related to loans: 10%
  • Instruments related to the family, inheritance : 31.9%
  • Property negotiations: 2.7%
  • Corporate law, consulting services, valuation, property/estate advice: 5.3%