Ohio Notary Law Changes Webinar

November 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

NOTE: This webinar was recorded and posted on the OLC website to view at your convenience. 

Sponsored by: Ohio Library Council

Registration Deadline: Nov. 11

FREE* for OLC members only.

*Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries.

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Presenters: Michelle Francis, Executive Director, Ohio Library Council and Allison DeSantis, Director of Business Services and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Office of the Ohio Secretary of State

For years, each of Ohio’s 88 counties had its own procedure for commissioning notaries. However, as of Sept. 20, Ohio residents applying for a new notary commission or seeking to renew their commission will do so through the Ohio Secretary of State’s office. Under Ohio’s Notary Public Modernization Act, there are also new requirements for education, testing and a criminal records check. This webinar will cover all of the new law changes and their impact on public library staff serving as notaries.

Participants will learn more about the key provisions of the new notary law, including:

  • Updates to the way notary commissions are obtained and renewed, including the transfer of the commission process from the county courts of common pleas to the Secretary of State.
  • Requirements for education, testing and a criminal records check.
  • Rules for completing notarial certificates.
  • Rules for becoming an “online Notary Public.”

What’s Included: Participation in the live webinar and/or access to the archived version at a later date, resources (if applicable) provided by the presenters.

NOTE: Webinar invitations and access information will be sent via e-mail on Nov. 13. Please check that your correct e-mail address is listed in your my OLC profile page.

The webinar will be recorded and posted to the OLC’s website.