What is a Notary Public?
A notary public is a public officer appointed and commissioned by the Governor whose function is to administer oaths; to take acknowledgments of deeds and other instruments; to attest to or certify photocopies of certain documents; and to perform other duties specified by law.
A notary public serves as an impartial witness to facilitate the workings of commerce and law by lending credibility to certain sensitive signed documents. When a document is notarized, the public can be assured that the signer(s) are not impostors and any contracting parties can be assured that the document they have signed - and no other - will have full force and effect.
Notaries public are appointed for 4 years and shall use and exercise the office of notary public within the boundaries of this state.
Can a Notary Public perform a Marriage ceremony?
Yes, the State of Florida permit a Notary public to perform such civil ceremony within the boundaries of this state
Can a Notary Public notarize a document from a another State?
No, the Notary public can only notarize documents from the State he or she was appointed.