Remote Online Notary
BECOME RON TO EARN FROM HOME ON YOUR SCHEDULE
Becoming a Remote Online Notary (RON) allows you to complete notarizations conveniently from the comfort of your home, without you or your customers exposing yourselves to COVID-19. Remote notarization also allows you to work more efficiently, serve more customers, and reduces your expenses like printing and travel. Existing notary publics in good standing can apply to become a Remote Online Notary or RON. This includes civil-law notaries appointed under Chapter 118 and Commissioner of Deeds appointed under Part IV or Chapter 721.
The Application Process
A la Carte
Bonds, E&O Insurance, and the training course can be purchased separately. You must purchase the bond that will cover you throughout the remainder of your current commission. The State of Florida requires that you maintain RON-specific E&O Insurance with $25,000 coverage.
Do you still need to take the RON Course?
Frequently Asked Questions:
- You must be an existing notary public, a civil-law notary appointed under chapter 118, or a commissioner of deeds appointed under part IV of chapter 721. If you are not a Florida Notary Public, CLICK HERE.
- Complete the RON training course.
- Purchase a RON $25,000 notary bond and a separate $25,000 E&O insurance
- Partner with DocVerify, our RON service provider.
- Pay the $10 state registration fee
- Submit your application to the Department of State for approval.
If you have current $25,000 or more notary E&O, it will suffice.
- Print and sign the Bond and application.
- Include the required documents. Please note that you MUST send a photocopy of your Notary Commission Certificate.
- Write the name of your RON service provider.
- Get your form notarized.
- Include an initial fee of $10 payable by check to the Florida Department of State.
- Mail the application to: Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations, PO Box 6327, Tallahassee, FL 32314 or in person or courier service to: 2415 North Monroe St., Suite 810, Tallahassee, FL 32303. There is an initial fee of $10 payable by check to the Florida Department of State.
To apply to be an online notary public, you must first have a contract with a company that will provide you with the technological support needed to perform online notarizations. This company must provide you with technology to:
- be used in attaching or logically associating an electronic notarial certificate, signature and seal to an electronic document
- be used in conducting identity proofing and credential analysis
- to store and maintain a recording of the video and audio conference of the online notarization session
We recommend NotaryHub.
Some options include DocVerify, NotaryFix and others.
- Remote Online Notary Definitions
- Part I - Qualifications and Requirements for Registration
- Part II - Technology
- Part III - Confirming Identity of the Principal
- Part IV - Authority to Perform Online Notarizations
- Part V - Relation to Other Laws
- Part VI - Qualifications
- Part VII - Performance of Notarial Acts
- Part VIII - Notarial Certifications and Jurats
- Part IX - Supervising the Witnessing of Electronic Records
- Part X - Document Management and the RON Service Provider
- Part XI - Final Information