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Hotline Tip: Does A Florida Notary Commission Allow Me To Perform Out-Of-State Weddings?

I would like to use my Notary commission to perform wedding ceremonies in Florida, as well as in other states. What would be the procedure for this? – C.K., Tampa, FL

As a Florida Notary, you are authorized to solemnize marriages within your state, as long as the couple presents a valid marriage certificate. You may not, however, perform marriage ceremonies in other states, as your Notary commission is valid only within Florida state boundaries. Governor Rick Scott’s website contains additional information and resources regarding performing marriage ceremonies in Florida.

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Quiz: The Many Types Of Notarial Acts

Notaries perform many different duties for the public — and it’s easy to lose track of the different acts and what states they’re authorized in. Test your familiarity with common — and uncommon — notarial acts.

(A link to the correct answers is provided at the end of the quiz.)

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