Applicants for the office of notary public must meet the following criteria:
All first time notary applicants are required to complete a three hour notary education course by an approved provider within one year prior to the application. For more information, visit the Florida Secretary of State notary public website
- Be at least 18 years old
- Must be a resident of the state of Florida and , if granted commission, maintain legal residency throughout the four-year term.
- One must complete and submit an application packet.
Term of Office
Required by state law
"Notary Public Education Course" (this is not the state approved training course)
FREE when you purchase a Notary Supply Package at The Notary's Store
$7,500 (Ordered before filing your application)
Seal of Office
Rubber Stamp Seal with reproducible black ink required by state law. Embossing Seal is optional and can only be used in conjunction with your rubber seal stamp.
Officially recommended by the state
E & O insurance
Not required - Errors and Omissions Insurance is recommended for notary protection