Justices of the Peace in Florida

Who Performs Marriage in Florida? In Florida, a Notary Public appointed by the governor is authorized to solemnize marriages. Notaries may also take acknowledgments, administer oaths, certify the contents of a safe-deposit box, certify the Vehicle Identification Number of a motor vehicle, and certify copies of non-recordable documents. In other words, notaries assume the role of a "justice of the peace" in this state.