Other Prohibited Acts

■ Do not notarize a photograph

■ Do not notarize a copy of a birth certificate, or any other vital record or public record

■ Do not certify a translation of a document from one language into another.

■ Do not provide signature guarantees. This duty is usually performed by officials in the banking and securities industry.

■ Do not certify the authenticity of objects, such as art or sports memorabilia.

■ Do not judge contests or certify contest results.

■ Do not certify a person’s residency or citizenship status.

■ Do not prepare legal documents, or immigration papers, unless the notary public is also an attorney licensed to practice in Florida.