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Can I notarize a document with a missing page?

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What is the Florida statute regarding notarizing a document with a missing page?A.B., Florida

A Florida Notary is prohibited from notarizing a signature on a document that is incomplete or blank (FS 117.107[10]).

For information on rules in other states regarding notarizing incomplete documents, please see our article “Can I notarize a document with blank spaces?

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Liz Allen

03 Jul 2023

Do I have to look at each sheet in a document or am I just responsible for the notarizing the signature.

National Notary Association

12 Jul 2023

Hello. Please see the section "Other general Notary privacy guidelines" for more information on privacy guidelines when notarizing a signer's document:

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