Notary Complaints


In Florida, notaries are public officers appointed by the Governor at his discretion. Under the Florida Constitution and Florida Statutes, it falls within the jurisdiction of the Governor’s Office to review complaints of misconduct against notaries and to take disciplinary action when deemed appropriate.


Complaint Instructions

Complaints can be submitted via fax or mail. Your complaint should:

  • Provide all facts related to the alleged misconduct.
  • Include a copy of the improperly notarized document.
  • State with specificity the law violated by the alleged misconduct. (For the law governing Florida notaries, please visit Chapter 117, Florida Statutes)
  • Be typewritten or clearly printed.

Please do not write on the back of the complaint form. You may attach a separate sheet.


Complaint Form

Word Document
PDF Document


Return the completed complaint by mail to:

Office of the Governor
Notary Section
The Capitol Building, Room 209
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001




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