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Florida Notary Bond / Florida Notary Seal Information
After you receive your Florida notary public paperwork, you will need to purchase a Florida
notary bond, and Florida notary seal ( stamp ). Many bonding companies can help you submit
your application materials and fees, get a Florida notary seal, and get bonded, all with
one payment which is very convenient for prospective notaries. Please visit the Florida
department of state website where you can download a list of bonding companies. The term
of office for a Florida notary public is four years.
The Florida Notary Bond must be a surety bond for $7500 and that bond must be maintained
through your entire term of commission or appointment. The bond is designed to protect the
public, but not the notary. Should the notary engage in any misconduct or negligence
in the performance of their notary acts, the bonding company would be able to pay damages out,
and then would demand repayment from the notary. Its always prudent for the notary to
have Errors and Omissions insurance (E&O Insurance) which is sold by most notary supply companies.
The amount of E&O can really vary, but if you want to get serious large companies to become
your client for signing agent services, they will often require or favor notaries with large
amounts of coverage as its a sign of being serious.
The Florida notary seal must have the words, "Notary Public State of Florida. It must have
the notary's exact commissioned name, commission number, and commission expiration date.
The name of the notary's bonding company can also be included, but is not mandatory. The notary seal
must use black ink only. You can use an embosser in addition to the rubber stamp seal. Embossers
leave a raised impression in a piece of paper which proves that the seal's impression is real and
You must keep your seal in a secured place so it doesn't get lost or fraudulently used by others.
Its best to keep your seal under lock and key somewhere. Many notary bags have mini locks, and
that is a popular choice for mobile notaries.
Here are a few Florida Notary Bond companies to choose from
1st State Insurance Advantage Notary of Florida
P.O. Box 901475
Homestead, FL 33090
Aaron Notary Appointment Services
Post Office Box 69-3002
Miami, FL 33269-3002
Accredited Group Agency, Inc.
P.O. Box 140854
Orlando, FL 32814-0854
National Notary Association
Nationwide notary supplies, bonds, education, and more.
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