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How Long is a Notary Stamp Good For?” Is a Common Notary Question

As a new notary, you may have questions about the process and requirements, such as, “how long is a notary stamp good?” Keep in mind that your notary stamp contains information such as your commission number and expiration date. This expiration date is important because you cannot notarize anything until you renew it once it…

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How to Use a Notary Stamp

Now that you’ve become a notary, you need to understand one of the most important parts of the process: how to use notary stamps. While you may know how to use a stamp, it’s important that you know the proper procedures for notarizing legal documents with your notary stamp. What is a Notary Stamp? All…

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Notary Oath and Affirmations: What You Need to Know

Becoming a notary is not too hard of a process. While it’s a career that requires very little training, it’s something that needs to be taken seriously. There are a lot of laws that need to be followed, and even the smallest mistake can cause a notary to get sued or even face criminal penalties. …

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Virtual Notary: What You Need to Know

Are you considering a rewarding career as a notary, or do you want to expand your current business? Do you want the flexibility of doing either virtually? If so, you will want to learn the practicalities of becoming a virtual notary before taking the first steps in either direction. A virtual notary in Florida is…

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Where Can I Get a Notary in Florida?

Many legal documents, such as mortgages, loans, business agreements, medical claims, and settlements, often have to be notarized. Notarization essentially means that you’re swearing under oath in court. You’re stating that the facts contained in the document are true. However, not everyone can notarize a document. This must be done by a notary public, who…

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How to Find a Notary Public

There are many reasons someone might need to find out what places to visit where you can have something notarized. Common reasons include needing to make business agreements, legal documents, and mortgages legal and official. The process of getting something notarized can be confusing when it’s your first time doing it, but it’s pretty simple….

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Florida Notary Marriage Ceremony

Did you know that Florida is one of only three states that allows public notaries to officiate a wedding? In addition to Maine and South Carolina, Florida allows certified and commissioned notaries to perform a marriage for individuals with a valid marriage license.  If you’re a public notary looking to expand your services or want…

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Everything You Need to Know About Notary Stamps

What Are Notary Stamps? Notary stamps are rectangular or circular stamps that include the notary’s name and state, as well as their commission number and expiration dates. These stamps are used to minimize fraud in legal documents by attesting to the authenticity of signatures. Why Is a Notary Stamp Used and When? In Florida, any…

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What Are Notary Bonds?

A notary bond is a three-part agreement between the public notary, the bonding company, and the state of Florida. It protects the general public from financial loss due to improper conduct by a Florida Notary. Essentially, the bonding company makes an agreement with the state to pay for any losses suffered by the public that…

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What Am I Getting With My Florida Notary Package?

As a notary, your notary stamp is the tool you’ll use the most. However, there are additional tools that are helpful to have while performing notary duties. You’ll usually find these included in notary supply packages.  However, as you’re looking at different packages, it’s important to choose one that not only adheres to Florida’s requirements,…

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