Can a notary legally marry someone?
There are only three states that allow notaries to perform weddings. If you are a Florida Notary Public, Maine Notary Public, or a South Carolina Notary Public, you can solemnize a marriage or officiate at a wedding. Being a member of the clergy is helpful but not necessarily required to become a wedding officiate.
Who is legally allowed to marry people?
A clergy person (minister, priest, rabbi, etc.) is someone who is ordained by a religious organization to marry two people. A judge, notary public, justice of the peace, and certain other public servants often solemnize marriages as part of their job responsibilities.
Can a notary marry their child?
The statute only prohibits notarizing the signature of a spouse, son, daughter, mother or father (F.S. 117.107).
Can Florida notary perform marriage?
The Florida notary may perform a marriage ceremony providing the couple first obtain a marriage license from an authorized Florida official and may only perform such ceremony within the geographical boundaries of Florida. Thus, a Florida notary could not perform a marriage ceremony in another state.