The Florida short form notary acknowledgement for a public officer, trustee or personal representative is a legal instrument showing evidence that the principal signer of a document verified the authenticity of their signature. A public officer, trustee, or personal representative must appear before a notary public and prove their authority to execute the document. The signer will be required to provide identification if they are not already known to the notary public. The notary may then take the “acknowledgement” (a declaration by the individual that the signature is theirs and that it was provided willfully). Lastly, the notary will notarize the signature by completing the acknowledgement certificate.
Laws – § 695.25(6)
FLORIDA NOTARY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
(PUBLIC OFFICER, TRUSTEE OR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE)
STATE OF FLORIDA
COUNTY OF _________________
The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me by means of ☐ physical presence ☐ online notarization, this _________________ (Date) by ______________________________ (Name and Title of Position), who is personally known to me or who has produced _________________ (Type of Identification) as identification.
Signature of Notary Public
Print, Type or Stamp Name of Notary
Title or Rank
Serial Number, if any