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How to Handle Moving as a Notary Public in Florida

Moving can be one of the most stressful and expensive events in a person’s life. To make your relocation a little easier on you, we’ve compiled a list of what you’ll need to know when moving within, out of, or into Florida, when it comes to your notary commission.  

Moving within Florida

Good news! Staying within the state of Florida makes this whole moving process easier! In Florida, you are commissioned by the Governor and your commission is state-wide. As such, you are able to perform notarial acts throughout the state of Florida. It is still important, however, to notify the state if you have a change in address. Failure to do so can cause you to miss important information regarding your commission from both the state and your bonding agency. Please contact our customer care department at (800) 821-0821 to update your address with us. To update your address with the state, send your change of address notification to: Department of State Division of Corporations Notary Commissions P.O. Box 6327 Tallahassee, FL 32314  

Moving out of Florida

One specification for being a commissioned notary public in the state of Florida, is maintaining a permanent residency throughout the duration of your commission. If you move out of the state of Florida during your notary commission, it is required that you resign your commission. To do so, send a signed letter of resignation, along with your commission, to the Governor at: Notary Section Executive Office of the Governor 209 The Capitol Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001   Unless otherwise requested by the Governor, the final step is to destroy your notary seal. Watch our online tutorial to learn how to dispose of your notary seal properly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCP5I0joTv0  

Moving into Florida

Welcome to the Sunshine State!
  • Are you able to read, write, and understand the English language?
  • Are you a permanent resident of Florida? (GOOD NEWS! There is no minimum length of residency in order to qualify for commissioning. This means you can get commissioned right away!)
  • Are you at least 18 years old?
  • If you have ever been convicted of a felony, were your civil rights restored?
If your answer was “yes” to these four questions, then becoming a notary public in the state of Florida is a very straight-forward process.