Requirements To Become A Florida Notary
DO YOU QUALIFY?
IF YOU CAN ANSWER “YES” TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS, YOU QUALIFY TO BE A NOTARY IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA:
It is important that a notary public understands the duties and responsibilities of this office in the State of Florida before trying to become a Florida notary. The law considers many instruments to be of such importance that they be signed by the maker in the presence of a notary public. The notary’s function is to authenticate signatures and administer oaths on these documents, and therefore prevent fraud. When you become a Florida Notary, you are directly responsible for determining that the person signing is who he/she states. It is also important that the person signing the document states he/she understands what is being signed.
When you become a Florida notary, you may notarize documents anywhere in the State of Florida.
THESE STEPS ARE REQUIRED TO RECEIVE YOUR NEW OR RENEWAL NOTARY COMMISSION:
(IF YOU PREFER, WE CAN SEND AN APPLICATION TO YOU OR YOU CAN PRINT IT NOW)
(THE STATE REQUIRES ORIGINAL SIGNATURES)
(THE LINK TO THIS FREE CLASS IS PROVIDED UPON COMPLETION OF YOUR APPLICATION)
UPON THE STATE”S APPROVAL OF YOUR APPLICATION, WE WILL PROCESS
YOUR NOTARY APPOINTMENT PACKAGE WITHIN 10 BUSINESS DAYS.
Procedures for Notarizing Documents
When you become a Florida notary, you can notarize a signature on a document if the following conditions are met:
2. Valid identification must be obtained from each person whose signature is to be notarized. Proper identification is necessary since legal consequences of an error are severe. The following examples are good forms of identification:
- Personal acquaintance of the notary
- Driver’s license
- Photo identification card issued (within the past five years) by a state or branch of the federal government
A Florida Notary Public Can…
A Florida Notary Public Can Not…
ADDITIONAL EDUCATION MATERIAL
Additional information on the proper procedures to be followed by a notary public in the State of Florida can be obtained as follows, free of charge:
Definitions To Know To Become a Florida Notary
- ACKNOWLEDGMENT -The declaration of a person described and who has executed a written instrument that he executed same.
- ADDENDUM -A separate written addition to a contract or agreement.
- AFFIANT -A person who makes and subscribes his signature to an affidavit.
- AFFIDAVIT -A signed statement, duly sworn to by the the affiant, attesting to the truth, to the best of his knowledge, of the facts in a document.
- ATTEST -To certify as true.
- ATTORNEY-IN-FACT -A person legally authorized to execute specific types of instruments for another person, corporation, etc.
- DEPOSITION -The written testimony of a witness taken out of court under oath before a notary or other person authorized to take it.
- EXECUTOR -A person names in a will to carry out the provisions of the will.
- FELONY -A crime punishable by death or imprisonment in state prison.
- FRAUD -A cheat; an act of trickery to delude a person into a false sense of well-being, enabling another person to gain dishonestly.
- JURAT -“Sworn to before me this _______ day of ______, 20__.”
- LIEN -A lien is placed on property to establish prior rights and indicates a debt.
- MISDEMEANOR -Any crime other than a felony.
- PERJURY -A false swearing under oath.
What To Know To Become a Florida Notary For Weddings
After the wedding ceremony your responsibilities are:
- Be certain that two witnesses sign the marriage license (one of the witnesses can be you)
- Sign and seal the license and return it to the Office of the County Judge or Clerk of Circuit Court which issues the license within 10 days after solemnizing the marriage.
- The license may be returned by mail to the Marriage License Bureau as indicated above.
Couple must have valid license.
(Man should stand on woman’s right, and the notary public asks the man as follows:)
“___________________ , do you take this woman to be your lawfully wedded wife, to live together in the Holy Estate of Matrimony; to love, honor, comfort her and keep her in sickness and in health, and forsaking all others, keep you only unto her as long as you both shall live?”
(Man answers “I do.”)
(The notary public asks; the woman as follows:)
“____________________ do you take this man to be your lawfully wedded husband, to live together in the Holy Estate of Matrimony; to love, honor, comfort him and keep him in sickness and in health, and forsaking all others, keep you only unto him as long as you both shall live?”
(The woman answers “I do.”)
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