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State Information for Florida

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Florida Notary Public Commission Requirements

Florida Notary Commission Qualifications
Applicants must:
• be at least 18 years old;
• be a legal resident of Florida;
• have had civil rights restored, if convicted of a felony.

How to Become a Florida Notary
See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of the Florida Department of State: http://notaries.dos.state.fl.us/

Appointing Officer
Governor - appoints notaries.
Secretary of State - issues commissions, maintains notary records.

Term of Office
4 Year Term

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Education Course Required (3-hour, state-approved course, online or classroom environment)
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Florida Notary Seal Requirement
Ink Stamp Required (Rectangular or Round)
→Embossing seal may ONLY be used in conjunction with ink stamp.

Notary Bond Requirement
$7,500 Notary Bond Required

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Not Required

Authorized Duties
• take acknowledgments;
• administer oaths and affirmations;
• make attested photocopies;
• solemnize marriages;
• verify vehicle identification numbers; and
• certify contents of safe deposit boxes.

Change of Name, Address or Eligibility Status
See detailed information on the website of the Florida Department of State: http://notaries.dos.state.fl.us/

Contact Information for the State of Florida

State Notary Website

State of Florida Notary Online Search

Phone Number
(850) 245-6975

Mailing Address
Department of State
Division of Corporations
Notary Commissions
P.O. Box 6327
Tallahassee, FL 32314-6327

Apostille Certification Information

$10.00 per document

Phone Number
(850) 245-6945

Further Information

This information was compiled by the American Society of Notaries • Copyright 2017
Last Updated MARCH 2013

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