What does a Notary Public in Florida do? And why have we decided to become one?
Working in the Real Estate Business for many years we from time to time had customers in the need of a notarization – regardless of for the closing or anything else. We did of course have recommendations but figured that it would be faster and easier for our customers if we could personally help with this. Therefore, we completed the necessary education and applied for the Notary Commission. Finally, the Governor commissioned us with the proper certificate and now we can execute 6 different notarial acts under our commission.
Administering an oath involves a person pledging that the contents of a document or a statement are truthful. Oaths are also utilized in oral depositions.
Acknowledgments are simpler than oaths. The notary public’s job in this instance is to merely witness the document being signed and to make certain that the document is being signed voluntarily. In this instance, content is not as important. The notary public needs only to ensure that the signer is knowledgeable about what signing the document entails.
When making an attested photocopy, our job as a notary public is to ensure and certify that the photocopy is a true copy of the original document.
One of the most unique aspects of being a notary public in the state of Florida is the ability to solemnize marriages. Florida is one of only four states in the U.S. that allow notary publics to perform marriage ceremonies.
Verifying Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN)
This involves a physical inspection of the vehicle to verify the VIN on the form matches the VIN plate.
Certifying Contents of Safety Deposit Boxes
When a safety deposit box is opened, it is our job as the notary public to witness the opening. In addition, we are responsible for a certificate listing, in entirety, the contents of the box.
Please contact us if you have further questions or need a Notary Public. We are looking forward to hearing from you!