Last updated October 25, 2023

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Online Notary in Florida

Online Notary, also known as remote online notarization (RON), is a virtual service that allows you to notarize legal documents in Florida and from anywhere else in the United States. By using LawDepot’s Online Notary, you connect with a notary public using your device’s camera and microphone.

Online Notary is a secure, easy, and accessible way to notarize legal documents conveniently from work or home.

Online notarization is also known as:

  • Digital notarization
  • Virtual notarization

Yes, using Online Notary to notarize your documents is legal in Florida. As of January 1st, 2020, the Florida government passed the Electronic Legal Documents law. This act allows Florida Notaries to conduct online notarizations once completing the required training and applications set in place by the government.

Also, the Full Faith and Credit Clause allows notarization performed from one state to be legal in another. Therefore, citizens can utilize online notaries from wherever they may live.

Online notarization is also supported by the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act that recognizes e-signatures as a legally valid form of signing documents.

What services can Floridians use Online Notary for?

With LawDepot’s Online Notary, our team of notaries provide the following services: 

  • Jurat: When parties make an oath or an affirmation before the notary about the truthfulness of the document’s contents.
  • Acknowledgement: When the parties express their willingness to sign a document to the notary.

How much does Online Notarization cost in Florida?

With LawDepot’s Online Notary service, it’s just $25 for the first seal and $10 for each additional seal. Notarization can be completed from your place of work or home in just a matter of minutes. 

According to Chapter 117 of Florida Statutes, an online notary public can charge a maximum of $25, for performing an online notarial act. However, there can be extra charges for additional seals and signatures. 

What documents can Floridians notarize with LawDepot’s Online Notary?

LawDepot’s Online Notary service can notarize certain documents for the state of Florida. These include:

Documents Floridians cannot notarize with LawDepot's Online Notary

Copies of vital documents cannot be notarized. These documents include very personal information about a person’s life events. Notary publics cannot verify if the copy is true to the original distributed by government agencies that keep the documents on record. 

LawDepot’s Online Notary cannot notarize copy certification, which is also known as certified copies. The following documents also can’t be notarized:

What do Floridians need to notarize documents online?

The things you need to notarize a document online with LawDepot are as follows:

  • Valid photo ID for every signer (e.g., driver’s license, passport, etc.) 
  • The document(s) requiring notarization
  • A desktop or mobile device with a camera and microphone
  • A free LawDepot account
  • Paypal or credit card
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