Notary Information

A Notary Public is a public officer appointed and commissioned by the Governor. Notarization is the official fraud-deterrent process that assures the parties of a transaction that a document is authentic, and can be trusted. It is a three-part process, performed by a Notary Public that includes vetting, certifying and record keeping.

Clerk's Office Notary Services

The fee for this service is $10 per signature.

Notary services, for signatures only, are available at the following Clerk’s Office locations between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm (Call ahead to ensure availability of service):

  • Criminal Justice Center
  • Civil Courthouse
  • Records Center

The parties whose signatures are to be notarized must come into the Clerk's office in person, with

  • A current government-issued photo ID,
  • Must be at least 18 years of age,
  • Must show the notary that they understand what they are signing and must be signing the document of their own free will,
  • The notary must actually witness the signing of the document, and
  • The document being signed cannot contain any blank information - if the information cannot be filled in, then "N/A' must be written in those fields.

Clerk’s Office notaries are not authorized to notarize the following:

  • Last Wills and Testaments
  • Documents written in a language foreign to the notary
  • Any document that appears to be incomplete
  • Notarial or Apostille Certifications

Additional Information

How to locate a Commissioned Notary in Florida: Try the State's search tool here.

What Florida State Statutes refer to Notary Commissions and Public Notaries: click here.

 

Federal Apostille Authentications for foreign apostille certifications: Go to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Office of Authentications' site here.