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Can I change the date on a notarized marriage license?

I was asked if I could notarize a marriage license and list the date as 2/22/22, because the couple wants to be married on date that has all twos. The actual date on the license would be 2/20/22. Is it legal to change the date? I told them no, I could not do it. Please advise.P.O, Florida

We believe you responded correctly. When performing a marriage ceremony, the Notary must enter on the marriage license the date the ceremony was actually performed.  If the Notary enters an incorrect date, the Notary could potentially be prosecuted for completing a false certificate and subject to the penalties in FS 117.105.

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