Notary Bulletin Hotline Tip: Can My Employer Prohibit Me From Notarizing Outside Of Work? By NNA Staff on December 20, 2011 in Hotline Tips As a Florida Notary, I was recently invited to perform a marriage ceremony. However, as a bank-employed Notary, my manager told me that I cannot perform my duties as a Notary outside of my business hours at the bank, since the bank paid for my Notary commission and supplies. Is this correct? - K.T., Boca Raton, Florida Your Notary commission was issued to you as an individual, even if the bank paid for your Notary supplies and commission. While you must follow any agreement you made with the bank while at work, the bank does not have the right to prohibit you from notarizing outside of work hours. As a Florida Notary, your commission is effective anywhere within the borders of the state of Florida, not just within the bank’s branch, and not just during business hours. Confronted with a tricky notarization? Unsure how to proceed? NNA members have unlimited access to our expertly trained NNA Hotline counselors to help you with all of your notarial questions. Call (888) 876-0827, Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. PST; Saturday, 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST Email Share Leave a Comment Required * Name * Email *(for verfication purposes only) Comment * Enter the text shown in this image *(text is case sensitive)All comments are reviewed and if approved, will display.