To do online notarizations, you’ll need a traditional notarial commission from your state first. If you don’t have one already, check your State website for instructions on getting started. You’ll need to upload a copy of this commission to your account on our platform.
Errors and Omissions (E&O) Insurance protects you financially if you are sued for unintentional mistakes or if a false claim is filed against you. To make sure you’re protected, you’ll need to upload a copy of your policy worth at least $25,000 to your account (most policies can be purchased for as little as $15-30 a year). One option for your coverage is the NNA, though we accept other providers too.
A digital certificate, also known as a digital signature, is used to seal the documents you’ve notarized. This digital certificate attaches to the document and ensures the document is tamper-evident (i.e. any subsequent changes to the document become apparent). At Online Notary Center, we partner with IdenTrust for digital certificates. For instructions on getting your certificate, follow this link here.
We do not accept digital certificates from other vendors.
Choose between our Notary Basic Plan and our Notary Professional Plan. We’ll provide your journal, seal, and signature, along with all the technology and tools needed to start performing notarizations. See our Pricing for details on each of our plans.
You’ll need to obtain authorization with the Secretary of State to officially start notarizing online. Follow these steps:
1. Complete an Application Registration for Online Notary Public, which you can find here and also on the Secretary of State website.
2. Mail this application to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations, PO Box 6327, Tallahassee, FL 32314
OR deliver it in person to 2415 North Monroe St., Suite 810, Tallahassee, FL32303
3. Pay the $10 application fee, payable by check to the Florida Department of State.
All steps here use Florida’s official state guide as a reference. We include our platform’s steps into the process so you can have a full picture. You can find the official state guide on the Secretary of State website.