Archived Version of Ohio Notary Law Changes Webinar Now Available

The OLC hosted a free webinar on Thurs., Nov. 14 with the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office to review the new Ohio Notary law changes and their impact on public library staff serving as notaries. 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.

Allison DeSantis, Director of Business Services and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, and OLC’s Executive Director Michelle Francis, covered the key provisions of the new notary law. If you were unable to participate in the live webinar, a recording is available.

View an archived version of this webinar.

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