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Notary Service

Free notary services are available for individuals at the Main Library by appointment only. Appointments will be taken Monday – Friday 9 AM-4 PM.

Notaries adhere to the Ohio Revised Code: Section 147. Ohio law requires that the person signing the document to be notarized must appear in person and present identification. The document must be presented in its entirety. The document to be notarized must be filled out in its entirety and must have no blank spaces. 

Due to limited resources, notary services are for individuals only. No business documents are accepted for notary service, nor will notary services be performed for any business organization.

To make an appointment, please call 419.521.3100 ext. 3110.

  • The library will not provide witnesses and witnesses may not be solicited from library staff or patrons using the library. In order to serve as a witness, the witness must personally know the person whose document is being notarized and must be in possession of valid photo identification.
  • Notary services are not available for the following: mortgage or real estate documents, employment eligibility verification I-9 forms, certification of vital records (birth, marriage, death), auto titles without the buyer’s address and name.
  • Notaries cannot provide legal advice.
  • Notaries reserve the right to refuse to notarize any document.