Duties of a Notary

Advantages of Becoming a Notary in Florida

A Florida notary public is a public official who administers oaths and affirmations, takes acknowledgments, attests to copies of nonrecordable documents, solemnizes marriages, certifies the contents of safe deposit boxes, and verifies vehicle identification numbers. There are many advantages to becoming a Florida notary public.  

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What Are the Authorized Duties of a Notary in Florida?

A Florida notary is appointed by the Florida Governor. The Governor also has the authority to reject notary applications and suspend or revoke a notary commission. Florida notaries are governed by Florida notary statute Chapter 117.  Before you become a notary public in Florida, you should familiarize yourself with a notary’s authorized duties outlined in the Florida Governor’s Reference Manual for Notaries.

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