Notary Public

By: Moyer Paralegal Services, Ltd.  07/25/2016
Keywords: Notary, Notary Services, Notary Service

I offer Notary Public services in Ohio. Things to Know! • A form presented for notarization should be completed prior to presenting it to the Notary. A Notary cannot acknowledge a signature on a blank form. • An Ohio Notary Public can notarize documents issued in any Ohio county. • The person whose signature is being notarized must personally appear before the Notary Public and be known to the Notary Public or present proper photo identification. • A Notary Public cannot offer legal advice. • It is a signature, not a document, which is notarized. • A Notary Public can acknowledge a signature even if a document has already been signed only when the person who signed it is known to the Notary Public and personally appears before the Notary. This is NOT the case when the Notary must administer an Oath or Affirmation in connection with executing an Affidavit. The best scenario is to always sign in the presence of the Notary. • A Notary Public may, throughout the state, administer oaths required or authorized by law, take and certify depositions, take and certify acknowledgments of deeds, mortgages, liens, powers of attorney, and other instruments of writing, and receive, make, and record notarial protests. In taking depositions, s/he shall have the power that is by law vested in judges of county courts to compel the attendance of witnesses and punish them for refusing to testify. Sheriffs and constables are required to serve and return all process issued by notaries public in the taking of depositions. Source: Ohio Rev Code § 147.07 (2013)

Keywords: Notary, Notary Service, Notary Services

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