From National Notary – How To Certify A Copy Of A Document

Note: Florida Notaries may not certify copies of vital records or public records if a copy can be made by the custodian of the public record. Updated 9-15-21. Notaries are often asked to certify that a photocopy of an original document is a true and accurate reproduction of the original. However, Notaries aren’t allowed to certify copies in every state. Here […]

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From NNA: A Notary’s guide for claiming mileage deductions at tax time

With tax time just around the corner, it’s important to make sure your records and planned deductions are in order. The NNA has previously covered some basic tax tips for Notaries. Ryan Reeves, an accountant with A Notary On the Go in Florida, along with  David M. Green, a Notary, National Tax Practice Institute Fellow, enrolled agent licensed by the IRS and owner of David M. Green […]

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From NNA: Tips to get started as a remote online Notary

Remote online notarization (RON) used to seem like a thing of the future, but the specialized technical service is growing in demand — especially in the current COVID-19 crisis — and Notaries have an opportunity to get started at a time when offering remote services will set them apart from the competition, according to Dushunna F. Scott, who has worked […]

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From NNA: Four questions Notaries should ask when choosing a RON vendor

If you want to start performing remote online notarizations (RON), you will likely need a RON vendor who will provide the tools for you to perform RONs and securely store your electronic records. But how do you choose the vendor that’s best for you? When selecting a RON vendor, be sure to ask these four important questions: 1. Does the […]

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From NNA: When To Say ‘No’ … And When Refusing A Notarization Is Not Allowed 

Click here to read the full article including tips for refusing a notarization: When To Say ‘No’ … And When Refusing A Notarization Is Not Allowed Updated 5-30-19. Many Notaries have been asked to perform an illegal or improper notarization by a customer, boss or co-worker. It’s critical for every Notary to know when you may — and may not […]

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From NNA: 3 Things You Can’t Do As A Notary

While a Notary’s role in identifying document signers and preventing fraud is important, you are not allowed to use your commission to perform certain services. Here are 3 examples of things you cannot do as a Notary: 1. Don’t Endorse Advertising As A Notary 2. Don’t Use Your Notary Office To Offer Improper Legal Advice 3. Don’t Use Your Notary […]

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From NNA: Notary Basics: Avoiding The Unauthorized Practice Of Law

Updated 4-29-19. A Notary is not a lawyer. In fact, it is against the law for Notaries who aren’t attorneys to provide certain kinds of advice and services. This is known as Unauthorized Practice of Law (UPL) and can carry serious consequences for a Notary, including hefty fines, a suspended or revoked commission and even conviction for a criminal offense. […]

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FL Courts E-Filing Portal Announcement Regarding Hurricane Michael

Due to the potential impacts of Hurricane Michael predicted to hit the Panhandle, there will be limited availability of the E-Portal Service Desk on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.  However, it is anticipated that the Florida Courts E-Filing Portal (Portal) will continue to operate as usual during this time.  Please watch the Newsfeed on the Portal log-in page for any updated […]

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