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Civil Law Notary

The Florida Civil Law Notary appointment is a program for attorneys who have a need to authenticate an act or attest to validity of a document. Regular notary public acts may also be performed with this type of appointment. Please note there is a required examination that is preceded by a three day training typically held at the Department of State in Tallahassee, Florida.

A Florida Civil-Law Notary must be an attorney who is a member of the Florida Bar in good standing, and who has been in practice for at least 5 years. Please review this website and read the governing Statute, Ch. 118, and the Administrative Rule, 1N-6.001, before filling out the online Application.

Please note that you must obtain a Certificate of Good Standing from the Florida Supreme Court and the Certificate must accompany your Application. Procedures for obtaining a Certificate of Good Standing are available at the Court's website at

If you meet the Application criteria and wish to apply, please fill out the online Application, print and sign it and return the completed Application, accompanying documents, and a check for $50.00 payable to the Florida Department of State to:

  1. Florida Department of State
    Division of Corporations
    Attention: Mel Solomon
    P.O. Box 6327
    Tallahassee, FL 32314

Civil Law Notary Names and Locations List

The Application and Rule 1N-6.001 are in Acrobat PDF format. Accessing these documents require the use of the Acrobat Reader.

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Any questions or comments should be directed to
Melanie Solomon.

Blue Diamond CH. 118
Blue Diamond RULE 1N-6.001
Blue Diamond DS-DOC-39
Blue Diamond DS-DOC-41
Blue Diamond DS-DOC-42

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