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Ohio Notary Laws:
- Notary Public Modernization Act
- Ohio notary laws are changing with the passage of Ohio Senate Bill 263
- The law was signed on December 19, 2018, but various sections of the bill have different effective dates.
- One of the biggest changes is that the new laws will allow online notarization.
- Ohio Revised Code Sections:
- Ohio Revised Code Chapter 147: Notaries Public and Commissioners
- Ohio Revised Code § 109.572: Criminal Records Check
- Ohio Revised Code § 4505.11: Surrender and cancellation of certificate of title - issuance of salvage or rebuilt salvage certificate of title.
- Ohio Revised Code § 4735.01: Real estate broker definitions
- Ohio Revised Code § 4735.021: Contracts-fees [regarding Real Estate Brokers]
- Ohio Revised Code § 4735.023: Review of programs [regarding Real Estate Brokers]
- The Ohio Secretary of State provides a lot of information on Ohio notaries, including FAQs, notary resources, commission information, notary directory, notary forms, and notary fee information
- This organization is a “statewide, not-for-profit, professional association designed specifically for the needs, questions, professional development, and advocacy of OHIO notaries.”
- This organization provides “technical support, notary training courses and supplies” for notary publics in the United States.
- The New State of the Notary by Rebecca Rupert McMahon Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal (April 2019)
- Online Notaries Are Coming (And Why You Should Care) 29 No. 1 Ohio Prob. L.J. NL 3
- Online Notaries and Beyond: An Update on Ohio’s Notary Public Modernization Act,29(3) Probate Law Journal of Ohio (Jan./Feb. 2019)
- Putting Our Stamp on Notary Reform, Ohio Lawyer, Winter 2019
- 10 USC 936: Armed Forces, Authority to administer oaths and to act as notary.
- 10 U.S.C. 1044a: Armed Forces, Authority to act as a notary.
- 33 U.S.C. 875: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Powers of Officers as Notaries.
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