The Florida Civil Law Notary appointment is a program for attorneys who have a need to authenticate an act or attest to validity of a document. Regular notary public acts may also be performed with this type of appointment. Please note there is a required examination that is preceded by a three day training typically held at the Department of State in Tallahassee, Florida.

A Florida Civil-Law Notary must be an attorney who is a member of the Florida Bar in good standing, and who has been in practice for at least 5 years. Please review this website and read the governing Statute, Ch. 118, and the Administrative Rule, 1N-6.001, before filling out the online Application.

Please note that you must obtain a Certificate of Good Standing from the Florida Supreme Court and the Certificate must accompany your Application. Procedures for obtaining a Certificate of Good Standing are available at the Court's website at http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/clerk/faq.shtml

If you meet the Application criteria and wish to apply, please fill out the online Application, print and sign it and return the completed Application, accompanying documents, and a check for $50.00 payable to the Florida Department of State to:

Florida Department of State
Division of Corporations
Attention: Mel Solomon
P.O. Box 6327
Tallahassee, FL 32314

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