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In order for a notary public to notarize a document, the person whose signature is being notarized must sign the document in the notary’s presence. The person can’t sign the document ahead of time and then bring it to the notary. The notary must identify the signer to the document, either by the signer presenting a photo ID, or if the notary already knows the person. The notary also requires the signer to swear or affirm that the is document is true to the best of his or her knowledge.
Ohio Jurisprudence 3rd
Call Number: KFO 65 .O3543
Available to use in the Library, or to check out if you are an attorney with a Franklin County Law Library card. It is also available on Westlaw on the Library's computers.
The chapter on Acknowledgements, Affidavits, Oaths and Notaries covers Ohio notary law.
Professionalism, Law Office Management, and Client Funds Management and Ohio Notary Law by
Call Number: KFO 76.5 .P77
Publication Date: 2015
Ref. Manual No. 15-028-257
Due to the pandemic, it can be difficult to find a notary public. Here are the best places to check:
- Law Firms or Law Offices
- Real Estate Firms or Real Estate Offices
- Tax Preparer or Accountant Offices
- Photocopy Shops
- Parcel Shipping Stores
- Auto tag and license service centers