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online lien waiver forms are notarized except yours, has anything changed in Florida requiring this?

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I am the property owner and customer trying to protect myself from a roofer who did a horrible job in the dry in phase. I read all your info. online and was perplexed the others online provide for notarization in their forms. So my concern is whether your form is accurate or needing up dating? Have the Florida statutes changed? Thanks Allan Bartley

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Feb 10, 2021

No, notarization is not required on Florida lien waivers to be valid. 

Florida is one of just 12 states that provide statutory lien waiver forms. Although, Florida is the only one to allow parties to agree to use a different form, but no party can be forced to use one not in the statutory form. Additionally, of these 12 states, only 3 require waivers to be notarized; Texas, Mississippi, and Wyoming. 

The statutes governing Florida lien waivers can be found under Fla. Stat. §713.20, and makes no mention or requirement for waivers to be notarized in Florida to be valid. I even wrote a brief article on this exact subject a little while back, see: Do Florida Lien Waivers Need to Be Notarized? 

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