1. In the top section enter your information, name, business, etc.
  2. On line 1 of the “Protocol” section, if you plan on storing your protocol in a different location other than your business address listed above, enter the physical address where the protocol is going to be located.
  3. On the second line, please enter the name and address (not a P.O. Box) of the protocol custodian who will take over your protocol if your appointment is ever suspended or revoked, or you die or become incapacitated. This person must be a Florida Civil-law Notary.
  4. The protocol custodian signs the form where “Protocol Custodian Signature” is indicated on the next line.
  5. The Civil Law Notary Certification section must be signed and dated by you at the bottom of the form.
  6. Either on the margin of the form or on a blank piece of paper attached to the form, imprint or stamp your seal.
  7. Return the completed form to:
    • Florida Department of State
      Division of Corporations, Civil Law Notary Section
      ATTN: Mel Solomon
      Post Office Box 6327
      Tallahassee, FL 32314
  8. The Department of State will send you written verification if your form is accepted. You may then begin your practice as a Florida Civil-law Notary.