The Florida notary acknowledgement for a representative is a legal instrument used to validate the signature of a representative acting on another party’s behalf. The representative must appear before a notarial officer who has been granted the authority to take acknowledgements (in Florida, notarial law enforcement officers are not permitted to execute acknowledgement certificates). It is the duty of the officer to confirm the identity of the representative and ensure that they have the authority to act on behalf of the principal. Once the officer is satisfied with the representative’s credentials, and they are sure the representative understands what has been signed, they will validate the signature by completing the acknowledgement certificate.
Laws – § 117.05(13)
FLORIDA NOTARY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF _________________
The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me by means of ☐ physical presence ☐ online notarization, this ____ day of _________________, 20____, by _________________ (Name of Person) as _________________ (Type of Authority, e.g., Officer, Trustee, Attorney In Fact) for _________________ (Name of Party on Behalf of Whom Instrument Was Executed).
Signature of Notary Public
Print, Type or Stamp Name of Notary
Personally Known: ____
OR Produced Identification: ____
Type of Identification Produced: _________________