Review the fees charged by large banks for certified check services
Large institutional banks charge less than $10 for certified check services. Check with the bank before opening an account to see if the fee may be waived based on the type of bank account you have.
Compare the cost of obtaining a certified check at smaller or local banks
Smaller, local banks appear to be competitive with the larger banks, charging approximately $10 per check. Similar to larger banks, it is not uncommon for them to offer discounts in the fees, so be sure to see if you are eligible.
See if credit unions will discount certified check fees
Credit unions seem to offer the best deal on certified checks. Most offer their members discounts on many services. Shop around for a credit union and see if you can qualify as a member. It may save you some money on a variety of fees down the road.