For instance, banks, other financial institutions and the court system often require documents to be notarized. It’s the Notary Public’s role to verify the identity of the person signing the document. The Notary will also confirm the signatory understands the meaning of what she or he is signing.Read More
Florida is one of only three states (the other two are South Carolina and Maine) who authorize their notaries public to “solemnize the rites of matrimony.” The Florida notary MAY perform a marriage ceremony providing the couple first obtain a marriage license from an authorized Florida official and may only perform such ceremony within theRead More
May a notary public accept the sworn testimony of a person who witnessed a signature in lieu of the signer being present for the notarization?
No. Some customer’s mistakenly believe that they may call the signer on the telephone to verify the signature and then proceed with the notarization. The law prohibits a notary from notarizing any signature if the signer is not present at the time of the notarization.Read More
The typical problem arises when a person is leaving the country within a few days and is required by his or her travel agency to have a “notarized” birth certificate.Read More
Notaries are allowed to notarize out-of-state or out of country documents that are sent and/or recorded across state borders.Read More