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Online Notary in Ohio

Online Notary, also known as remote online notary (RON), is a virtual service that provides notarizations for legal documents in Ohio and from anywhere else in the United States.

Using LawDepot’s Online Notary service is like visiting a traditional notary, only you use your device’s camera and microphone to connect with a notary public.

Online Notary is a secure, easy, and accessible way to notarize your legal documents from work or home.

Online Notary is also known as:

  • Remote notary
  • Digital notary
  • Virtual notary

Yes, Online Notary is legal in Ohio. The legalization of Online Notary comes from Governor Kasich and the Notary Public Modernization Act. Following ten other states before them, Ohio passed legislation to legalize online notarization on September 20, 2019.

What are Ohio's Online Notary laws?

The Ohio Revised Code, Chapter 147 authorizes the use of Online Notary in the state with set standards for online notarizations.

The Full Faith and Credit Clause also allows notarization performed in one state to be legal in another. This means citizens can utilize online notaries wherever they may live in the United States. 

Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act further supports Online Notary by recognizing e-signatures as a legally valid form of signing documents.

How much can a notary charge in Ohio?

With LawDepot’s Online Notary service, it is just $25 for the first seal and $10 for any additional seal. Notarization can easily be completed in a matter of minutes.

According to Chapter 147, notaries can only charge a maximum of $25 for performing an online notarial act. However, there can be extra charges for additional seals.

What documents can Ohioans notarize with LawDepot’s Online Notary service?

LawDepot’s Online Notary service can notarize documents like:

Documents Ohioans cannot notarize with LawDepot’s Online Notary

Certain documents cannot be notarized. This includes vital documents. Vital documents are government documentation that includes personal information about a person’s life events. Notary publics cannot verify if a copy of a vital document is true to the original. Only the government agency that issues vital documents can issue certified copies.

LawDepot cannot notarize copy certification, also known as certified copies. Furthermore, LawDepot doesn’t notarize the following documents:

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