Pursuant to a routine audit, we are adding witness fields to our standard Florida security instruments. According to Fla. Stat. Ann. § 695.26(1)(c), in order for an instrument affecting the title to real property to be recorded, it must include “the name of each witness to the instrument [to be] legibly printed, typewritten, or stamped upon such instrument immediately beneath the signature of such witness[.]” Accordingly, Docutech is adding fields (FI 15416 “Witness 1 Full Name” and FI 15417 “Witness 2 Full Name”) so that clients can send the witness name in their LOS payload and have it automatically populate on the security instrument.
The documents impacted are:
- FL Mortgage (Cx317)
- FHA FL Mortgage (Cx19367)
- FL Mortgage Second (Cx476)
- HELOC Mortgage – FL (Cx1383)
This change will be in effect on August 5, 2021. If you have any questions or concerns about this change, please contact Client Support at 1.800.497.3584.
Update: We have also added lines for witnesses to print their name on, underneath their signature, if the Witness Name fields are not populated. This change will be in effect immediately.