Do I have to live in Florida to work Florida surplus records?

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No. There will come a time when your client (the person owed the surplus) will need to sign documents and have them notarized, so being able to go in person to them is a big plus. However, unless you live within driving distance, it doesn’t matter if you are 100 miles or 1200 miles from them, the process would be the same. You would need to mail documents to them so they can sign and return them to you. Or, better yet, we highly recommend hiring ‘Mobile Notaries‘ to visit the person.

Florida recently passed legislation where you can use “Remote Notaries”, meaning as long as the notary is located in the state of Florida, they can perform their notary duties online with your client. This makes it especially convenient for them to have your documents notarized for your client who can be located anywhere.

Example: The previous property owner lives in Texas. You can either hire a notary that lives near the client, or you can hire a Remote Notary who resides in Florida, and they can have your client sign your documents online to be delivered to you.