The Florida notarial certificate (attested copy) is a statement by a notary public that a photocopy is an exact reproduction of an original item. The document’s “custodian” (person or institution responsible for maintaining the document) must present the item to the notary for review. While examining the article, the notary must ensure that it is not a vital record nor a public record, documents that are only certifiable by State officials. If the notary believes the original document is neither a vital record nor a public record, they may produce the photocopy and attest to its accuracy through the completion of the notarial certificate.
Laws – § 117.05(12)(b)
FLORIDA NOTARIAL CERTIFICATE
STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF _________________
On this ____ day of _________________, 20____, I attest that the preceding or attached document is a true, exact, complete, and unaltered photocopy made by me of _________________ (Description of Document) presented to me by the document’s custodian, _________________, and, to the best of my knowledge, that the photocopied document is neither a vital record nor a public record, certified copies of which are available from an official source other than a notary public.
Signature of Notary Public
Print, Type or Stamp Name of Notary