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Florida Notary Record Book: NOT Required, Only Recommended

The legislation was passed in the Senate, but did NOT pass in the House before the close of session. Therefore, at this time, it is still legal in Florida to NOT use a record book. FL-record-boo-NOT-required Session will convene again in November for their Organizational Session, and then in March 2015 for the full session. At this time, the bill may be reintroduced and we will have further information for you then. Though, it is legal not to use a record book, NPU highly recommends you do use one. As notaries, liability is always at the forefront of your public duties. Your job as a notary public is to help prevent fraud—in the process of completing this job, do not forget to help yourself. A record book provides the necessary receipt of all of your notarial acts. It provides another level of protection for you if one of the acts you perform is scrutinized. If you are summoned to court for one of the acts you perform, your record book provides a reminder for you of that case, as well as a record of what exactly was completed. In your record book you would write the date, the type of the notarial act, the name or description of the document, the signer’s name (printed), their address and signature, the type of identification provided, the fee charged (if one was), and any additional comments concerning the notarization. The record book also provides a checklist for you to ensure you are following the correct procedure while performing your notary act. For more information about law updates, follow us. For general information about Florida notary public commission, visit the Governor’s site or call our customer care team.