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Essentials for Florida Notaries Performing Marriage Ceremonies

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Florida Notaries Public may "Tie the Knot"

 

Did you know Florida is one of only three states that permits its notaries public to officially perform a wedding ceremony? There are 6,200 couples getting married every day in the United States. This means that couples across the country spend a combined $72 billion per year on wedding expenses, and for one-third of those couples, this will not be their first time saying “I do.” In 2015 nearly half of all weddings took place during the summer months. With summer right around the corner, now is as good a time as ever for Florida notaries to explore performing wedding ceremonies. It is simple to lend your services to friends, family, and anyone you know who is anticipating their big day!

Here are the basics:

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Must Speak English to Be a Notary Public

Many people search for education courses or notary materials that are in languages other than English; they are hard to find since understanding English is a requirement of becoming a notary public in Florida. Pursuant to law (1), an applicant must b...

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Notary Applications: Denied or Rejected, What’s the Difference?

No one wants to hear it, but it does happen—your notary application was rejected or denied. They aren’t the same thing, though. Different procedures have to be used for each, and the severity of each differs. Denied When an application is denied, t...

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Notarizing Handwritten Documents

Handwritten Documents  Majority of the time, people come to notaries with official, typed documents to be notarized, but they may also come to you with handwritten documents. For instance, a permission slip for a field trip or permission from a parent...

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Stay Up-To-Date with Marriage License Requirements

Before you complete a wedding ceremony, check the county’s specific requirements with their Clerk of Court. Adhere to the regulations of the county the marriage license will be sent to for approval. Ensure you know their most up-to-date information, ...

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