Florida Notary Marriage Statute

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117.045 Marriages.—
A Florida notary public
is authorized to solemnize the rites of
matrimony. For solemnizing the rites of
matrimony, the fee of a notary public may
not exceed those provided by law to the
clerks of the circuit court for like services.
117.05 Use of notary commission;
unlawful use; notary fee; seal . . .—
(2) The fee of a notary public may not
exceed $10 for any one notarial act, except
as provided in s. 117.04.
28.24 Service charges by clerk of
the circuit court.—
(29) For solemnizing matrimony, $20.
741.07 Persons authorized to
solemnize matrimony.—
(1) All regularly ordained ministers
of the gospel or elders in communion
with some church, or other ordained
clergy, and all judicial officers, including
retired judicial officers, clerks of the
circuit courts, and notaries public of this
state may solemnize the rights of
matrimonial contract, under the
regulations prescribed by law. Nothing
in this section shall make invalid a
marriage which was solemnized by any
member of the clergy, or as otherwise
provided by law prior to July 1, 1978.
(2) Any marriage which may be had
and solemnized among the people called
“Quakers,” or “Friends,” in the manner
and form used or practiced in their
societies, according to their rites and
ceremonies, shall be good and valid in
law; and wherever the words “minister”
and “elder” are used in this chapter, they
shall be held to include all of the persons
connected with the Society of Friends, or
Quakers, who perform or have charge of
the marriage ceremony according to their
rites and ceremonies.
741.08 Marriage not to be
solemnized without a license.—
Before any of the persons named in s.
741.07 shall solemnize any marriage, he
or she shall require of the parties a
marriage license issued according to the
requirements of s. 741.01, and within 10
days after solemnizing the marriage he
or she shall make a certificate thereof on
the license, and shall transmit the same
to the office of the county court judge or
clerk of the circuit court from which it

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