Notarial Acts



 As a Florida Notary Public I'am authorized to perform the following notarial acts (FS 117.03 and 117.04):

  • Take acknowledgments;
  • Administer oaths and affirmations, as when executing jurats for affidavits and depositions;
  • Attest copies (FS 117.05[12]);
  • Solemnize marriages (FS 117.045);
  • Verify vehicle identification numbers (FS 319.23[3][a]);
  • Certify contents of safe deposit boxes (FS 655.94).

Acknowledgment A formal declaration before a Notary Public by a person signing an instrument that such execution his or her free act and deed. It also refers to the notary'scertificate on the document indicating that it was so acknowledged. 

Oaths and affirmations An oath is a form of attestation or pledge by which a person signifies that he or she is bound in conscience and out of sense of responsibility to a Supreme Being to the truthfulness for some statement. Willfully swearing to untrue statements constitutes perjury. Affirmation means to make a solemn, formal declaration under the penalty of perjury that certain statements are true. The word "oath" includes affirmations (FS 1.01[5]). 

Jurats A jurat is the written notarial certificate on any sworn statement or affidavit completed by Notary Public indicating that the document was sworn or affirmed to by the signer. 

Copy Certifications A Notary Public may supervise the making of a photocopy of an original document and attest to the trueness of the copy, provided the document is neither the vital record in this state, another state, a territory of the United States, or another country, nor a public record, if a copy can be made by the custodian of the public record (FS 117.05[12][a]).

Wedding Officiations A Notary Public is authorized to solemnize the rites of matrimony. Would you like to get married on a beautiful beach or maybe on a yacht on Florida coast when the sun is setting? We can organize that and make your perfect wedding day come true.

Vehicle Identification Number Verifications If a certificate of title has not previously been issued for a motor vehicle or mobile home in this state, the application, unless otherwise provided for in this chapter, shall be accompanied by a proper bill of sale or sworn statement of ownership, or a duly certified copy thereof, or by a certificate of title, bill of sale, or other evidence of ownership required by the law of the state or county from which the motor vehicle or mobile home was brought into this state. 

Safe Deposit Box Content Certifications If the rental due on a safe-deposit box has not been paid for 3 months, the lessor may send a notice by certified mail to the last known address of the lessee stating that the safe-deposit box will be opened and its contents stored at the expense of the lessee unless payment of the rental is made within 30 days. If the rental is not paid within 30 days from the mailing of the notice, the box may be opened in the presence of an officer of the lessor and of a notary public” (FS 655.94[1]).