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Posted by: C. Nichols on Jun 2, 2020

Ohio Notary Services welcomes Ted Dahmus to our Blog! Ted is an Ohio Notary Public and is authorized as an Ohio Online Notary. Over the next few days Ted will share his experience selecting and using an online notary platform...this is his second post.

How the ID dual process verification works for remote online notary acts

Posted by: C. Nichols on May 7, 2020

When a document requires the signer to take an oath, but the signer refuses to "swear to God" or otherwise take an oath...

Posted by: C. Nichols on May 6, 2020

Ohio notaries may not charge fees on a per-signature basis, but instead the fees should be calculated per...

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 29, 2020

We received this question regarding notarizing documents in Ohio:

Ink! I just passed the Basic Notary class & test. What I felt wasn't covered was a basic question - what type of pens and/or ink colors are allowed when I notarize a document?? Felt tip pens, thin Sharpies, ballpoints, gel pens (some even have a touch of metallic in them) - there's a lot of instruments out there!

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 Jun 4, 2020

Ohio Notary Services welcomes Ted Dahmus to our Blog! Ted is an Ohio Notary Public and is authorized as an Ohio Online Notary. This is the final post in a series from Ted where he shares his experience selecting and using an online notary platform.  Thank you, Ted!

Client Satisfaction with Remote Online Notary in Ohio

Posted by: C. Nichols on Jun 3, 2020

Ohio Notary Services welcomes Ted Dahmus to our Blog! Ted is an Ohio Notary Public and is authorized as an Ohio Online Notary. Over the next few days Ted will share his experience selecting and using an online notary platform...this is the third of four articles.

Connection with client via webcam for remote online notary acts in Ohio

Posted by: C. Nichols on Jun 1, 2020

Ohio Notary Services welcomes Ted Dahmus to our Blog! Ted is an Ohio Notary Public and is authorized as an Ohio Online Notary. Over the next few days Ted will share his experience selecting and using an online notary platform.

How I chose a remote online notary software/platform

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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