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Hotline Tip: Can I Perform Weddings In More Than One State?

I am a Florida Notary and I am interested in performing wedding ceremonies both within Florida and in other states that permit Notaries to do so. Is this possible? C.K., Florida

You may perform any of your notarial duties, including officiating wedding ceremonies, within your state boundaries; however, as a Florida Notary, you cannot travel to another state to perform a marriage ceremony. The ceremony must take place within the state of Florida.

You cannot obtain a Notary commission in the two other states that currently allow Notaries to perform marriages. Maine requires non-resident applicants to reside in an adjacent state and carry on a trade or business in the state. South Carolina does not issue commissions to nonresidents.

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Quiz: The Many Types Of Notarial Acts

Notaries perform many different duties for the public — and it’s easy to lose track of the different acts and what states they’re authorized in. Test your familiarity with common — and uncommon — notarial acts.

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