Florida Notary Services
What Is A Notary Signing Agent?
A Notary Signing Agent or NSA is a Notary who has special training to handle loan document signings. Title companies and signing services hire NSAs to deliver loan documents to borrowers, oversee the signing and return the documents.
Remote Notarization Vs. Traditional Notarization
The use of new technology tools for notarizations has caused confusion for many people, including Notaries. There is remote online notarization (RON), which is different from in-person electronic notarization (IPEN) or remote ink-signed notarizations (RIN). And all 3 are different from traditional, pen-and-paper notarizations.
Here’s a step-by-step look at the differences between these notarization methods. Please note that this is a general description, and specific requirements in some states may vary.
What Does Each Type Of Notarization Entail?
A traditional notarization is the one most Notaries are familiar with. The signer and Notary meet physically face-to-face for the Notary to notarize a handwritten signature on a paper document.
For in-person electronic notarization (IPEN), the Notary and signer still physically meet face-to-face. Instead of pen-and-paper signatures and documents, the Notary and signer use electronic signatures to sign and notarize an electronic document (often called an “electronic record” in state laws).
For a remote online notarization (RON), the Notary and signer meet remotely from different locations using audio-visual communication technology, and the notarization is typically performed remotely using electronic signatures and records.
During the COVID-19 emergency, some states authorized an alternative notarization process called Remote Ink-Signed Notarization (RIN) as an alternative to notarizing paper documents in person. Today, 7 states have permanent laws authorizing RIN notarizations. During a RIN, the signer signs a paper document while communicating live with the Notary online. The signer may be required to sign a declaration under penalty of perjury stating that the document they signed and send to the Notary is the same document and attach it to the document. The document is then sent to the Notary for notarization.
What It Means To Be A Public Official
Notaries are public officials appointed by the governments of the 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories to serve their citizens as trusted, impartial witnesses to document signings.
A Notary's geographic authority to perform notarizations is strictly limited to the boundaries of the appointing state or jurisdiction and to the term of the commission, which may vary from two to 10 years. They must also uphold the law of the appointing state or jurisdiction. When performing official notarial acts, Notaries are serving the public service on behalf of their state. They cannot violate the law at anyone's request — and that includes employers, clients, friends or family members.
Notaries must also be impartial, which means they must never refuse to serve or discriminate in their quality of service, based on an individual's race, nationality, religion, politics, sexual orientation or status as a non-customer. As representatives of the state, Notaries must perform their official duties with respect and seriousness for the public service role they play as a trusted, impartial witness.
NPG Financial Services Inc.
NSA services are available.
Notarizations in person offered within the 50 mile radius of Orange & Polk Counties.
Performing Marriages-perform the duties of a Florida Notary Public when performing marriage ceremonies.
Electronic Notarization- Follows the procedures Florida Notaries Public are required to follow when practicing electronic notarization.
Remote Online Notarization- Remote Online Notary certified
Office appointments are available on most Saturdays. RON services are available after 5pm.