Become a notary in Florida

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Department of State/ Bureau of Notaries Public
P.O. Box 6327
Tallahassee, FL 32314
Fax: 850-245-6966

Florida Notary Handbook
Notary Reference Manual

Florida Notary Database
Notary Education
Florida Bonding Agencies

To become a notary public in the State of Florida, obtain an application and information from a bonding company approved to submit applications electronically to the State. Please note that the State does not give out applications or provide notary seals.

*CNASurety (SUR Insurance Agency) offers a $7,500 4-year Florida Notary Bond for only $40.00. You can add $10,000 Notary E & O coverage for just $40.00 more ($25,000 is just $60.00 more). They process, execute and mail notary bonds the same business day your order is received assuring timely approval of your Florida notary commission. A direct bill payment invoice will be included when your bond is issued. Simply remit the appropriate premium to CNASurety within three (3) business days of the date your bond is issued. To apply, complete the Florida Notary Bond application, print the application form, and mail them to SUR Insurance Agency (P. O. Box 5077, Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5077) with the check for $79 ($40 Notary Bond + $39 State Fee). They will file your application electronically with the State and overnight the original forms and $39 fee to them the same day.

Florida Notaries face removal by Senate

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Notary accused of selling personal info to ID thieves

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Action 9 investigates Florida notary errors

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