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Notary

JCPL usually has a notary public available during business hours on weekdays. However, you should call ahead to ensure a notary will be available. Call 850-342-0205

Please do not sign the document/s before meeting with the notary. Before your notary appointment, you should make sure the document needs to be notarized and decide which notarial act is needed. The notary may not be able to assist you if the document does not have a notarial certificate.

In addition, please make sure:

  • Everyone who needs to sign the document can be physically present.
  • You have enough witnesses to complete the document. Many legal documents, including wills and powers of attorney, require at least 2 adult witnesses who are not related to you. Check the document to see how many witnesses you need. Library staff may not witness documents.
  • You have legal ID, such as a driver's license, passport or State ID.

Legal advice

Notaries are not attorneys and cannot provide legal advice. This includes advice about whether a form is legal or sufficient, how to fill out a form, which form to use, or which notarial act is needed. Please contact an attorney or legal advisor if you need legal guidance.