NEW LAW: Filing A Document? Leave Space Or Do It Again


BOCA RATON, FL ( — A new law goes into effect on January 1st, 2015, that may remind you of your third grade teacher telling you to go back and fill out that worksheet again.
All official documents — from mortgage filings to divorce pleadings — must have space for official stamps and recording information.
From the Palm Beach County Clerk of Court:

The Florida Supreme Court has mandated that starting January 1, 2015, all documents filed with the court must have:

  • one-inch margins on all sides
  • a blank 3-inch by 3-inch space on the top right of the first page
  • a blank 1-inch by 3-inch space on the top right of all subsequent pages

Documents that do not comply with these rules shall be resubmitted.