How to Become an Online Notary in the State of Florida

October 18, 2021 | Reading time: 3 min

Qualification and requirements for RON registration

A notary public, a civil-law notary or a commissioner of deeds may complete registration as an online notary public with the Department of State by: 

  • Holding a current commission as notary public.

If you do not know your current status you may check it on Florida Department of State website: http://notaries.dos.state.fl.us/not001.html

  • Certifying that the notary public has completed an online course or classroom covering duties, obligations, and technological requirements of serving as an online notary public.
  • Paying the registration fee of $10.00 to the Department of State.
  • Submitting signed and sworn registration as an online notary public.

You can download the form from the Department of State website: https://fldoswebumbracoprod.blob.core.windows.net/media/702632/online-notary-application.pdf. The form must be mailed to Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations, P.O. Box 6327, Tallahassee, FL 32314 or submitted in person or courier service to 2415 North Monroe Street, Suite 810, Tallahassee, FL 32303.

  • Identifying the RON Service Provider whose audio-video communication technology and processes for credential analysis and identity-proofing technologies the registrant intends to use for online notarizations.

The RON Service Provider should provide you with the appropriate assurances that their technology satisfies Florida law. Check out the RONARY app and see how seamless remote notarization can be.  

  • Obtaining Digital Certificate

RONARY has partnered up with the industry leader IdenTrust to provide you with the necessary certificate to carry out your notarizing process.

  • Providing evidence of a $25,000.00 bond, payable to any individual harmed as a result of a breach of duty by the registrant acting in his or her official capacity as an online notary public. The bond shall be approved and filed with the Department of State and executed by a surety company duly authorized to transact business in the state of Florida.

If you already have your initial bond which is required for a regular notary, contact your surety company to update the coverage amount.*

  • Providing evidence that a notary public is covered by an Errors and Omissions (E&O) insurance policy from an insurer authorized to transact business in the state of Florida, in the minimum amount of $25,000.00*

**The RON Public Registration, RON Bond and RON Errors & Omissions Insurance will run concurrently with your existing notary public commission and will expire on the same day, no matter when the online notary public registration was filed. 


 


 


 

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