New Ohio Notaries
INFORMATION FOR NEWLY COMMISSIONED NOTARIES PUBLIC
- Equip yourself with a notarial seal or rubber stamp. The seal must contain the coat of arms of Ohio and the words “notary public”
or “notarial seal” and “State of Ohio.” The stamp would print your name (as it appears on your commission), “State of Ohio”
and the date on which your term expires. You can obtain a seal and rubber stamp at stores handling legal stationery.
Ohio Notary Law
Before entering upon the discharge of his duties, a notary public shall provide himself with a seal of a notary public. The seal shall consist of the coat of arms of the state within a circle one inch in diameter and shall be surrounded by the words "notary public," "notarial seal," or words to that effect, the name of the notary public and the words "State of Ohio." The seal may be of either a type that will stamp ink onto a document or one that will emboss it. The name of the notary public may, instead of appearing on the seal, be printed, typewritten, or stamped in legible, printed letters near his signature on each document signed by him…
HISTORY: RS § 113; S&C 876; 50 v 222, § 3; 80 v 212, 213; 93 v 405; GC § 123; 113 v 56; 119 v 738; Bureau of Code Revision, 10-1-53; 128 v 235 (Eff 11-9-59); 132 v H 164 (Eff 12-15-67); 135 v H 166 (Eff 11-21-73); 137 v H 154. Eff 8-23-77.