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Group Errors Omissions Insurance

Do you have a business that employs several notaries? Did you know that you could get a Group Errors & Omissions Insurance plan to cover all of your notaries? Troy Fain Insurance does not just provide individual Errors & Omissions Insurance, we also provide group policies.

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Our group E&O policies last for one year. They cover the...

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Can the Florida Notary Commission Transfer to Another State?

You just became a Florida notary but now find yourself moving out of state. Unfortunately, you cannot transfer your Florida Notary commission to another state- this is not a Troy Fain rule, but a state of Florida law.

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Before you apply elsewhere, you must resign your commission in Florida by contacting the Florida Governor’s office. You will be...

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Vehicle Identifiication Number (VIN) Verification

The State of Florida allows a notary public to verify VIN numbers on vehicles. The process is fairly straight forward, but we will walk you though the step-by-step process to ensure there is no confusion!

The first step is to make sure that the client has obtained the Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicle’s Vehicle Identification Number &...

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Notary Public Issues: Elderly Client With No Identification

One issue some notaries may run into is lack of proper identification for an elderly client.

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They may not have a need for a driver’s license and also do not have an ID card to use as proof of identification. It is important to remember that expired driver’s licenses cannot be accepted as valid identification. A simple reminder to have proper ide...

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How to Properly Dispose of Your Expired Notary Products

Have you ever wondered how to properly dispose of your expired Notary Public stamp or embossing seal? By simply throwing away your stamp or seal, you open yourself to potential theft of your information. There are a few ways that you could properly dispose of the stamp and seal to ensure that no one steals your information.

The stamp has a rubber...

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Can a Notary Provide Legal Advice?

Sometimes as notaries we get confused about what kind of information we can offer clients—or we get confused about the authority of a notary. We are there solely to notarize the documents, not to explain the content to the client.

If a client has any questions, or is confused about the content of the documents, the best thing for you to do is to...

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Florida Notary Education

TF educationFlorida law requires at least three hours of notary education training for all first-time notaries. The notary education training allows notaries to familiarize themselves with the notary laws and regulations. This helps you, the notary; make fewer mistakes performing your duties as a Florida notary public. The education course will help answer...

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Possible Enactment of Record Book Requirement for Florida Notaries

Florida Senate Bill 172 was passed by the Florida Senate yesterday and is being sent to the House for consideration. The bill will have to be accepted quickly in order to become law because Sine Die is just one week from today.  Check back next week for further information on this potential Florida notary law change.

 As of today, it is NOT...

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