Your One-Stop Shop to Become a Notary in Florida

The American Association of Notaries offers a simple step-by-step guide to become a Florida notary. With our help, becoming a notary in Florida is easy and hassle-free.

To become a notary in Florida, you must:

  • 1- Read Chapter 117 of the Florida Statutes.

  • 2- Complete a three-hour notary course.

  • 3- Be 18 years of age or older.

  • 4- Be a legal resident of the State of Florida.

  • 5- Have no criminal convictions or felonies.

  • 6- Be able to read, write, and understand the English language.

  • 7- Purchase a four-year, $7,500 Florida notary bond.

  • 8- Pay the  $39 notary state filing fee.

  • 9- Complete a notary application on the American Association of Notaries website.

  • 10- Order a Florida notary stamp.

Steps to Become a Notary in Florida

Step 1 - Take the three-hour Florida notary course

All first-time Florida notary applicants are required to take an educational notary course and read Chapter 117 of the Florida Statutes. The three-hour notary course is included with the notary package you purchase at no additional cost to you.

Step 2 - Complete the Florida notary application

Our Florida notary application wizard will guide you step by step to complete the notary application online, order the notary bond, notary supplies, and pay the state filing fee.

Step 3- Purchase notary supplies and a notary bond

All Florida notary applicants are required to provide proof of a four-year, $7,500 notary bond. The cost of the bond is $40.  At a minimum, a Florida notary is required to have a notary stamp  to perform his or her notarial duties.

Step 4 - Mail your completed application to AAN

Sign and mail your completed Florida notary application,  notary bond, oath of office and the notary training certificate to the American Association of Notaries. 

Step 5- Receive your notary commission certificate and supplies

We will mail your Florida notary commission certificate and supplies once you are approved as a notary.

Everything You Need to Become a Notary in Florida

Only $99.95*
Includes a One-year Membership to AAN

Limited time offer - save up to 40% on notary supplies

This Florida notary package includes:
Four-year, Florida notary commission certificate (issued to you by the Florida Dept. of State)**
Four-year, $7,500 Florida notary bond
State filing fee
Three-hour Florida notary course (included with your order at no cost to you)**
Trodat self-inking rectangular notary stamp (item # FL201)**
Notary record book (item # FL702)
One-year membership to AAN (a $19.00 value included with your notary supplies order at no additional cost)
Four years of expert support  (includes help with notary procedures, name/address updates, and more)
E-notary journal (acceptable by Florida notary law to record your notarial acts electronically)
Your Cost: Only $99.95*

*Florida Notary Value Package I can be purchased separately at the same net savings without the four-year, $7,500 notary bond and the state filing fee for $20.95 plus $7.95 for shipping. Enter item # P101 on the order form. Florida Notary Value Package II can be purchased separately at the same net savings without the bond and the state filing fee for $30.95 plus $7.95 for shipping. Enter item # P102 on the order form

**Required by Florida notary law.

Why Complete Your Florida Notary Application Online?

Speed -

Your application will be approved faster, which means you'll get your commission sooner!

Accuracy -

The Florida Dept. of State will use your information exactly as you type it. You will not have to worry about someone else making a mistake while completing your application.

Tracking -

You will be able to track the status of your application online, and you will receive notifications regarding the status of your application.

Payment options -

You will have the choice of paying for your application online using a credit card, or you can pay by check.

Security -

Your personal information is encrypted for your security and privacy.  Please view our privacy policy

Multiple applicants -

Ideal for businesses! Unlike other websites, we allow you to apply for notary commissions for more than one person.

Flexibility -

You can save your application at any point and come back later to finish it.

Don't want to apply online?

Applying online is safe, easy, and fast, but if you'd prefer to apply offline, just follow these three simple steps to start the Florida notary application process.

You'll get everything that's required to become a commissioned Florida notary public in ten to fourteen working days.

  1. Click here to print the Florida notary application forms.

  2. Select the Florida notary bond and the state filing fee listed on the order form for $79.00. Then choose your stamp case color. All of our notary supplies are manufactured in-house, comply with Florida notary laws, and come with a lifetime replacement guarantee.

  3. Mail us your completed Florida notary application, order form, and payment. We will review your application for accuracy, issue the bond, and file it with the Florida Department of State. We will ship you the notary commission certificate and notary supplies once you are approved as a Florida notary public.

Florida notary bonds and errors and omissions insurance policies provided by this insurance agency, the American Association of Notaries, Inc., are underwritten by Western Surety Company (established 1900). Kal Tabbara is a licensed insurance agent in Florida.