A Florida notary acknowledgment is a document that validates the signatures inscribed on a contract, deed, power of attorney, or other legal forms. An acknowledgment is completed by a notary public once they have verified the identities of the signing parties and witnessed their signature on the document. The notary acknowledgment form must include the names of the signatories, the type of ID presented, the date, and the notary’s signature, name, title, and serial number (if applicable).
Notaries are appointed for 4-year terms, after which they must reapply (§ 117.01(1)).
Is Online Notarization Legal in Florida?
Yes, House Bill 121 was passed at the beginning of 2022 which made online notarization permissible through audio-video communication technology.
Statutes: Chapter 117, Part II
FLORIDA NOTARY ACKNOWLEDGMENT
State of Florida
County of [COUNTY]
The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me by means of ☐ physical presence or ☐ online notarization, this [MM/DD/YYYY] by [SIGNER NAME], who is personally known to me or who has produced [TYPE OF ID] as identification.
Signature of Notarial Officer: ________________________
Name Typeed/Printed/Stamped: [NOTARIAL OFFICER NAME]
Title or Rank: [NOTARIAL OFFICER TITLE OR RANK]
Serial Number (if any): [NOTARY PUBLIC SERIAL NUMBER]
Title and Rank: [NOTARIAL OFFICER TITLE (AND RANK)]
My Commission Expires: [MM/DD/YYYY]