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Posted by: C. Nichols on Oct 27, 2020

We've been asked many times for a recommendation for a remote online notary platform. We're excited to announce that we are now able to make a recommendation that we believe will help Ohio's online notaries.

Ohio Notary Services, LLC (ONS) today announced its selection of SIGNiX as its exclusive remote online notarization (RON) partner. ONS is the Ohio Secretary of State’s sole authorized provider for RON education and testing to over 130,000 notaries in the State of Ohio.

 

Posted by: C. Nichols on Jul 1, 2020

MAJOR CHANGES IN THE WORLD OF NOTARIES PUBLIC
By Fredric L. Young, Green & Green Lawyers

Dayton Bar Association Co-Chair Judges Section on Notaries Public

(This article first appeared in the Dayton Bar Briefs Magazine in September 2019. Thanks to the Dayton Bar Association and Frederic L. Young for permission to repost!)

Notaries public are an important part of our legal system.  They play a critical role in depositions, presentation of affidavits, transfers of property, financial documentation, and the list goes on.  The processes for obtaining and monitoring commissions for notaries public in Ohio have been largely unchanged for decades, but those processes often differed county by county, until S.B. 263 (also identified as the Notary Public Modernization Act) was signed by Governor John Kasich on December 18, 2018. The commissioning process has been centralized, notaries public face more stringent reporting requirements, and a new concept, online notarization, is now permitted. 

Posted by: C. Nichols on Jun 8, 2020

The Ohio Supreme Court issued an order on June 8, 2020 addressing notarization requirements for certain Supreme Court forms during the current coronavirus pandemic.

Posted by: C. Nichols on May 19, 2020

A notary public with an active commission in Ohio may perform electronic notarizations without any additional authorization from our office. 

An electronic notarization is an in-person act...

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