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Posted - 07/27/2019 :  2:42:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit 40384's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Michigan Allowed Notarization electronically 2020 also, but regulatory systems are not active yet to my knowledge. I have not checked lately. Interesting about Florida and Copies/Originals.

Michigan does NOT allow notaries to certify a copy or an original copy of a document or even that a document is an original anymore. Only the court or State Official can do so. Thus Embossers are not required by MI as a Notarized Signature. (as an Official Officers signature yes ie: Clerk of Courts, etc) My understanding is MANY states have done this and removed the embosser as it cannot be scanned, copied, emailed, or faxed.

Do you think Florida will have to drop original/copy certification now that the embosser may not work on an online presence?

T.R. Schar.
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Posted - 06/20/2019 :  12:08:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Okay...won't let me edit my post so here's what I was going to add:

"Also note the new regulation about certified copies - we are no longer restricted by having to see the original document and certifying the copy from the original..."

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Posted - 06/20/2019 :  11:34:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is a link to the new regulations for Florida notaries.


Please note that beginning January 1, 2020 you will need to use new certificates (samples shown beginning on page 7) - your certificates will have to reflect that the signer personally appeared via physical presence or online presence. The actual regulation about this is on page 4.

I would suggest all Florida notaries read this carefully and keep the link handy for reference.

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