The Secretary of State will Certify or Apostille the following documents:
Documents notarized or certified as true copies by a Florida Notary Public
Birth and Death Certificates bearing the signature of the State Registrar obtained from the Bureau of Vital Statistics in Jacksonville Florida
Vehicle Titles certified by the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles
Corporation documents bearing the signature of the Secretary of State
Documents certified by a Clerk of the Court from a county within Florida
**NOTE: Documents must be submitted with original signatures; copies cannot be certified.
CERTIFICATION FEES: The fee for certification by the Secretary of State is $10 per notarization. However, a county certified document, which also requires an Apostille (example, Marriage License) requires an additional $10 fee for a total of $20 per document. We accept either checks (drawn on a U.S. Bank) or money orders made payable to the Department of State. We do not accept cash.
PROCESSING TIME: The processing time varies dependent upon the volume of work received and the resources available. We advise you to allow at least five (5) working days for processing. Requests are completed in the date order they are received. We do not offer expedited services.
Please follow these procedures carefully to enable our staff to process your request without delay.
Enclose a cover letter stating the name of the country in which the documents will be used. The country name is needed in order to authenticate the document correctly, whether by Certificate of Notarial Authority or Apostille.
Enclose the required fee. (See "Certification Fees" above)
Enclose a self addressed, stamped envelope for return of the documents. If you wish the order to be returned by a courier service, you must enclose a pre-paid air bill with your order.
Mail your request to:
Department of State
Division of Corporations
P.O. Box 6800
Tallahassee, FL 32314-6800
NOTARIAL CERTIFICATES AND APOSTILLES
2661 Executive Center Circle
Tallahassee, FL 32301