The activities of notaries are supervised by organs of the Ministry of Justice and the national Chamber. The notaries operate under self-governance.
The bodies of self-government:
• the territorial chambers of civil law notaries
• the presidency of the territorial chambers
• the Hungarian Chamber of Civil Law Notaries
The bodies of self-government are legal persons, eligible to use the coat of arms of the State. The notary becomes a member of the given territorial chamber by his appointment. The trainee and deputy notary becomes a member of the territorial chamber by being enrolled in the registry of the chamber. The self-government of notaries represents and protects the interests and authority of the notariat, as well as participates in the preparatory work for legislation regarding notaries. The territorial chambers are public bodies, which consist of the notaries appointed within their respective area of jurisdiction, and the deputy and trainee notaries enrolled in the registry of the chamber. There are five territorial chambers in Hungary having their seat in Budapest, Győr, Pécs, Szeged and Miskolc.
Hungarian Chamber of Civil Law Notaries The Hungarian Chamber of Civil Law Notaries consists of the territorial chambers. The National Chamber Public Body, which as the supreme body of self-government represents the notariat and its organisations, provides the chambers with conditions to operate, is involved in preparatory legislative work, and issues guidelines pertaining to the activities of notaries, as well as trainee and deputy notaries.
The bodies of the national Chamber are: the Board, the Presidency, the President and the Auditors. The Board which consists of the delegates of the territorial chambers and is convened regularly is empowered to decide issues of strategic importance. The bodies of the national chamber are elected for a mandate of four years.
The national President represents the national Chamber, its Board and Presidency, chairs the sittings of the national Presidency and Board, and undertakes to prepare and implement their resolutions.