Ohio Notary Acknowledgment Form

Ohio Notary Acknowledgment Form

Last updated June 29th, 2023

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An Ohio notary acknowledgment is used to authenticate a signature on a document by confirming the signer’s identity and intent. Once the signer has acknowledged their signature, the notarial officer will sign the form and provide their seal. If the notarization was performed remotely, the acknowledgment must state that it was conducted electronically.

A notary public in Ohio can hold office for a term of five years (§ 147.03).

Is Online Notarization Legal in Ohio?

Yes, the Notary Public Modernization Act came into effect on September 22, 2019, with the passing of Senate Bill 263. The law authorizes notaries to perform online notarizations if they are legal residents of Ohio and perform the acts of notarization while located in Ohio. The signer does not need to be in Ohio for remote notarizations. Online certificates must contain one of the two following statements:

  • “This certificate pertains to an electronic notarial act performed with the principal(s) appearing online using audio-video communication.”
  • “This certificate pertains to an electronic notarial act performed with the principal(s) in my physical presence.”

Statute: § 147.62, § 147.64, Rule 111:6-1-04

Online Notarization

Ohio Remote Notary Acknowledgment Form – Ohio notarial officers may utilize this certificate for Remote Online Notarizations (RONs).

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Sample (Individual)

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State of Ohio
County of [COUNTY]


Before me, [NOTARY NAME], on this day personally appeared [SIGNATORY NAME], proved to me through [IDENTITY VERIFICATION METHOD] to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that [HE/SHE/THEY] executed the same for the purposes and consideration therein expressed. 

Given under my hand and seal of office this [DAY] day of [MONTH], [YEAR]. 




My Commission Expires on [MM/DD/YYYY]

This is an acknowledgment clause. No oath or affirmation was administered to the signer with regard to the notarial act.