The following are the most common questions asked by our customers regarding orders. However, if your question is not listed below feel free to contact us to receive an answer to your question.
Can I apply over the phone?
No. You cannot apply to be a Florida notary or renew you Florida notary commission over the phone. You can apply online on our website. Click 'Become a Notary' or 'Renew Commission' to start the online notary process.
Can I apply online?
You may apply online to become a Florida notary or renew your Florida notary commission by using our interactive application process! Please note, you must still print, sign and mail your completed Florida notary application to: Budget Notary Services, PO Box 5797, Tallahassee, FL 32314-5797.
I prefer to pay by check. How do I submit my Florida notary application with a check for payment?
If you do not wish to complete the Florida notary application online and/or pay by credit card, you can submit your application and payment by mail. Please select the Notary Forms tab at the top of our website. Once there, select the New or Renewal Application Packet. You can then print and complete your Florida notary application and mail it, along with your check, to: Budget Notary Services, P.O. Box 5797, Tallahassee, FL 32314-5797.
How can I make changes to my order?
How will my order ship?
When we receive confirmation of your commission from the state of Florida, we will manufacture your notary stamp, which you will receive with any other products ordered, within 5 to 7 business days via USPS. If you are ordering products only, you will receive them via USPS within 5 to 7 business days.
What do you charge for shipping?
We charge a $6 shipping and handling fee.
Can I track my order?
How do I request a refund?
If you are not satisfied with your order, please contact Budget Notary Services at 877.298.827 to determine if you qualify for a refund. We want to make sure you are happy. Once we understand the problem, we can determine your options.
IMPORTANT: If we cannot process your order within 12 months due to lack of required information from you, we are no longer obligated to fulfill your order and you will not be refunded. Of course, we will attempt to contact you multiple times during that 12 months to obtain the required info.
Budget Notary's stamps, seals and embossers are replacement guaranteed for your commission term. Personalized items are only eligible for refund if the item has a manufacturing error or was damaged upon receipt. If non-personalized items are returned in original condition, we will issue a 100% refund minus shipping. For online notary training courses, a refund will be issued if the course was never started. For Errors & Omissions insurance, you will receive a refund if you cancel the policy within 30 days of activation.
It has been a while since I ordered my stamp or embosser. Where is it?
What information do I need to submit to receive my Florida notary stamp?
Florida notary stamps require commission verification before they are manufactured. We customize your Florida notary stamp with the information shown on your commission paperwork. If you are currently bonded though Budget Notary, we have your Florida notary information on file. If you are new to us, welcome! We need a copy of your Florida notary commission certificate before we can process your order. Please send a copy of your commission certificate to Budget Notary Services via e-mail, fax or mail.
Mail: Budget Notary Services, P.O. Box 5797, Tallahassee, FL 32314-5797
I received my Florida notary stamp in the mail today, however there was not a certificate or any other documents with the stamp, am I still able to start notarizing documents now?
Your Florida notary stamp and Florida notary certificate are mailed out separately. Once you receive your Florida notary stamp, you are allowed to start notarizing documents even if you have not received your Florida notary certificate yet.
My employer paid for my notary commission and/or supplies, can they keep them?
No! You are a public official appointed by the State of Florida. Your seal and certificate are tools of your public office. Even if your employer purchased your Florida notary supplies, they have no legal right to keep these tools from you, and are violating Florida law if they do. Never surrender control of your Florida notary stamp and certificate to anyone.