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Month: June 2018

What is an Affidavit?   An affidavit is a written sworn statement of fact voluntarily made by an affiant or deponent under an oath or affirmation administered by a person authorized to do so by law. Such statement is...

Safe-deposit box verification process step by step.

Safe-deposit box contents verification.   Florida law provides that a financial institution may open a safe-deposit box if the rental fee is past due, providing that proper notice has been made and that certain other conditions are met. A notary public is authorized and required to be present for the opening of the safe-deposit box, […]

Florida Notary Public Duties (Official Notarial Acts).

Duties of a Notary Public   Florida notaries are authorized by law to perform six basic duties:     Administer oaths or affirmations Take acknowledgements Attest to photocopies of certain documents Solemnize marriages Verify vehicle identification numbers (VINs) Certify the contents of a safe-deposit box   Please feel free to contact us via email or […]

Vehicle Identification (VIN) Number Verification

Verifying a Vehicle Identification (VIN) Number.   Florida law requires that, when applying for a Florida title for the first time on a used motor vehicle, the owner must sign a sworn statement that the vehicle identification number (VIN) and the odometer reading on the vehicle are correct. Additionally, a physical inspection of the vehicle must be done by […]

Certified Photocopies / Attested Photocopy

Attesting to Photocopies.   In Florida, notaries are authorized to attest to the trueness of photocopies of certain documents. Although commonly known as certified photocopies, the notary law refers to these documents as attested photocopies. A notary public may make attested photocopies if the following criteria, found in section 117.05(12) of the Florida Statutes, are satisfied. The document […]

Apostille or Notarial Certification?

Apostilles and Notarial Certifications FAQs.   What is an apostille? The 1961 Hague Convention established the apostille as a form of authentication for its member states. An apostille is authentication of a public document in a foreign country. A public document is a document issued by an elected or appointed public official or has been notarized. […]

Florida Notary Public Network

24 hours Florida Notary Public Network. Proudly serving the state of florida with professional notarial services.   Our team of professional notaries is proudly serving south Florida with quality notary public services and great costumer service. Offering 24/7 emergency service upon request (please call for more information and rates) we are more than just notarial […]

Notarization: Understanding Oaths and Acknowledgments.

When you need to notarize a signature, the notary must perform one of two official notarial acts: take an acknowledgment from or administer an oath (or affirmation) to the document signer. These two acts have different purposes. The lack of understanding of these basic duties causes confusion and often leads to errors in notarizations, even […]

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