Sample Florida Notarial Language for Remote Online Notarization

Duties of a Florida Online Notary

A Florida online notary is authorized to perform several notarial acts.  The most common notarial acts are the acknowledgment and the oath.   Most documents submitted for online notarization have the proper notarial language already included in the document.  Some do not.  An online notary is not permitted to tell you which notarial act is required for your document(s).  If you do not know, you need to find out.  Below is an explanation of each act, and a sample notarial block that can be used once you determine which notarial act you require.

Acknowledgement

The purpose of an acknowledgement is for a signer, whose identity has been verified, to declare to an online notary public that he or she is familiar with the document to be signed and that they are signing the document willingly for the purpose indicated.  Some common uses of an acknowledgement:

  • Power of Attorney
  • Deeds
  • Wills
  • Numerous Other Documents

SAMPLE FLORIDA ONLINE NOTARY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF VOLUSIA

The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me by means of online notarization on _____________ by ___________________________, who presented a Florida Driver License as identification.

 

_______________________________
(Full Name of Signer)

 

_______________________________
Notary Public State of Florida per FS 117.02

 

Oath (Jurat)

The purpose of a jurat is for a signer to swear to or affirm the truthfulness of the contents of a document to an online notary public.  Some common uses of a notarial jurat are:

  • Affidavits
  • Marital Settlement Agreement
  • Petitions
  • Various Family Law Forms
  • Numerous Other Forms and Documents

SAMPLE FLORIDA ONLINE NOTARY JURAT

STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF VOLUSIA

Sworn to or affirmed and subscribed before me by means of online notarization on _____________ by ___________________________, who presented a Florida Driver License as identification.

 

_______________________________
(Full Name of Signer)

 

_______________________________
Notary Public State of Florida per FS 117.02

 

Other Examples of Florida Notarial Certificate Wording

STATE OF FLORIDA

COUNTY OF   

On this   day of     (year)  , I attest that the preceding or attached document is a true, exact, complete, and unaltered photocopy made by me of   (description of document)   presented to me by the document’s custodian,     , and, to the best of my knowledge, that the photocopied document is neither a vital record nor a public record, certified copies of which are available from an official source other than a notary public.

  (Official Notary Signature and Notary Seal)  

  (Name of Notary Typed, Printed or Stamped)  

 

A notary public must use a certificate in substantially the following form in notarizing a copy of a tangible or an electronic record or a printout of an electronic record:

STATE OF FLORIDA

COUNTY OF  

On this   day of     (year)  , I attest that the preceding or attached document is a true, exact, complete, and unaltered   (copy of a tangible or an electronic record presented to me by the document’s custodian)   or a   (printout made by me from such record)  . If a printout, I further attest that, at the time of printing, no security features, if any, present on the electronic record, indicated that the record had been altered since execution.

  (Signature of Notary Public – State of Florida)  

  (Print, Type, or Stamp Commissioned Name of Notary Public)  

Oath

STATE OF FLORIDA

COUNTY OF   

Sworn to (or affirmed) and subscribed before me by means of ☐ physical presence or ☐ online notarization, this   day of     (year)  , by   (name of person making statement)  .

  (Signature of Notary Public – State of Florida)  

  (Print, Type, or Stamp Commissioned Name of Notary Public)  

Personally Known   OR Produced Identification  

Type of Identification Produced 

 

For an acknowledgment in an individual capacity:

STATE OF FLORIDA

COUNTY OF   

The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me by means of ☐ physical presence or ☐ online notarization, this   day of     (year)  , by   (name of person acknowledging)  .

  (Signature of Notary Public – State of Florida)  

  (Print, Type, or Stamp Commissioned Name of Notary Public)  

Personally Known   OR Produced Identification  

Type of Identification Produced 

 

For an acknowledgment in a representative capacity:

STATE OF FLORIDA

COUNTY OF   

The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me by means of ☐ physical presence or ☐ online notarization, this   day of     (year)  , by   (name of person)   as   (type of authority, . . . e.g. officer, trustee, attorney in fact)   for   (name of party on behalf of whom instrument was executed)  .

  (Signature of Notary Public – State of Florida)  

  (Print, Type, or Stamp Commissioned Name of Notary Public)  

Personally Known   OR Produced Identification  

Type of Identification Produced 

For an oath or affirmation:

  (First Name)    (Last Name)  

  His (or Her) Mark  

STATE OF FLORIDA

COUNTY OF   

Sworn to and subscribed before me by means of ☐ physical presence or ☐ online notarization, this   day of     (year)  , by   (name of person making statement)  , who signed with a mark in the presence of these witnesses:

  (Signature of Notary Public – State of Florida)  

  (Print, Type, or Stamp Commissioned Name of Notary Public)  

Personally Known   OR Produced Identification  

Type of Identification Produced 

 

For an acknowledgment in an individual capacity:

  (First Name)    (Last Name)  

  His (or Her) Mark  

STATE OF FLORIDA

COUNTY OF   

The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me by means of ☐ physical presence or ☐ online notarization, this   day of     (year)  , by   (name of person acknowledging)  , who signed with a mark in the presence of these witnesses:

  (Signature of Notary Public – State of Florida)  

  (Print, Type, or Stamp Commissioned Name of Notary Public)  

Personally Known   OR Produced Identification  

Type of Identification Produced