Acceptable Identification when Notarizing

A notary public may not notarize a signature on a document unless he or she personally knows, or has satisfactory evidence, that the person whose signature is to be notarized is the individual who is described in and who is executing the instrument.  A notary public shall certify in the certificate of acknowledgment or jurat the type of identification, either based on personal knowledge or other form of identification, upon which the notary public is relying.

Personally Known means having an acquaintance, derived from association with the individual, which establishes the individual’s identity with at least a reasonable certainty.

Satisfactory Evidence:

Sworn Written Statement of a Credible Witness

Sworn Written Statement of TWO Credible Witnesses

One of the following forms of identification:

Drivers License, Passport, ID Card by USA or states other than Fl., ID card issued from any branch of the U.S. Armed forces., An Inmate ID Card, A sworn, written statement from a sworn law enforcement officer, an ID card issued by the U.S. Dept of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Services.

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