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Hello. A Florida Notary may not notarize a signature on a document if the person whose signature is to be notarized is the spouse, son, daughter, mother, or father of the Notary (FS 117.107[11]). However, Florida Notaries may perform wedding ceremonies for relatives.

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This probability increases the more closely a family member is related to notary. Even in cases where there appears to be no possible way to gain financially, it is recommended that notaries do not notarize documents for family members, reports the American Association of Notaries.

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(3)(a) A notary public seal shall be affixed to all notarized paper documents and shall be of the rubber stamp type and shall include the words “Notary Public-State of Florida.” The seal shall also include the name of the notary public, the date of expiration of the commission of the notary public, and the commission number.

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CRIMES; PENALTIES AND FINES FOR VIOLATION OF NOTARY LAWS OFFENSES BY PUBLIC OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES. 839.13 (Florida Statutes) Falsifying records.--FORGERY AND COUNTERFEITING. 831.01 (Florida Statutes) Forgery.--831.02 (Florida Statutes) Uttering forged instruments.--PENALTIES AND FINES FOR VIOLATION OF NOTARY LAWS

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(3)(a) A notary public seal shall be affixed to all notarized paper documents and shall be of the rubber stamp type and shall include the words “Notary Public-State of Florida.” The seal shall also include the name of the notary public, the date of expiration of the commission of the notary public, and the commission number.

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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 the geographical boundaries of Florida. Thus, a Florida notary could not perform a marriage ceremony in another state.

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State of Florida Executive Office of the Governor Notary Section Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0001 PREPARED BY: Emily Burns Notary Coordinator PUBLICATION DATE: December 13, 2016 PLEASE NOTE: This manual has been prepared to educate Florida notaries public about the laws governing their duties and is not intended as legal advice.

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This website is intended to provide easy access to a collection of educational resources for Florida notaries public. The Notary Section of the Executive Office of the Governor strongly encourages you to return to access these resources whenever you are unsure about a provision of the laws governing notary conduct, if you have an unusual request for notary services, or if you simply need to ...

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Find a notary public that is a completely disinterested third party to notarize the documents for the family business. The rule of thumb is that a notary public who is a party to a document or who might receive a direct or indirect benefit from the transaction cannot perform the notarial act.

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Just as an employer feels it is convenient to have an employee who is a commissioned notary, your family members may be delighted to learn that you have become a notary public because they may feel it will be a convenience for them. You may find that family members will call upon you to notarize documents.