Bulletin: FL2023004

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Bulletin: FL2023004

Bulletin Document
V 4
Date: December 22, 2023
To: All Florida Issuing Offices
RE: LEGISLATIVE UPDATE - REMINDER Bulletin - Witness Addresses Needed for Recorded Documents

Dear Associates:

On June 27, 2023, we issued STG Bulletin FL2023003 summarizing selected legislation passed during the 2023 Regular Session that may impact the title industry. As a reminder, FS § 695.26 was amended to also require that the post office address of all witnesses be legibly printed, typewritten, or stamped in any recorded instrument which serves to convey, assign, encumber or otherwise dispose of the property effective January 1, 2024. Please ensure that the address of each witness is legibly printed, typewritten, or stamped on every instrument tendered for recording where a witness has executed the document, in addition to compliance with other required items under FS § 695.26.

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THIS BULLETIN IS FURNISHED TO INFORM YOU OF CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS. AS A REMINDER, YOU ARE CHARGED WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONTENT ON VIRTUAL UNDERWRITER  AS IT EXISTS FROM TIME TO TIME AS IT APPLIES TO YOU, AS WELL AS ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS. OUR UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS DO NOT AUTHORIZE OUR ISSUING AGENTS TO ENGAGE IN SETTLEMENTS OR CLOSINGS ON BEHALF OF STEWART TITLE GUARANTY COMPANY. THIS BULLETIN IS NOT INTENDED TO DIRECT YOUR ESCROW OR SETTLEMENT PRACTICES OR TO CHANGE PROVISIONS OF APPLICABLE UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS. CONFIDENTIAL, PROPRIETARY, OR NONPUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION SHOULD NEVER BE SHARED OR DISSEMINATED EXCEPT AS ALLOWED BY LAW. IF APPLICABLE STATE LAW OR REGULATION IMPOSES ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS, YOU SHOULD CONTINUE TO COMPLY WITH THOSE REQUIREMENTS.


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Bulletins Replaced:
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Related Bulletins:
Underwriting Manual:
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Exceptions Manual:
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