Notary Services now available

Notary Service Guidelines:

  • Schedule an appointment by calling the Library at 419-547-7174.
  • Please bring a valid, government-issued photo ID and unsigned documents to be notarized. The name printed on the ID must be an exact match for the signer's name. Documents must be signed in the presence of the notary to be valid (ORC Section 147). Valid forms of identification are:
    • Driver’s license
    • State-Issued ID
    • US Passport
    • US Military ID
    • US Permanent Resident Card (“Green Card”)
    • If you are under 18 and do not have a Driver’s license/state ID, please bring a certified copy of your birth certificate or a current school ID (with photo).
    • Non-US Passport
  • Please complete all information above the signature line.
  • Patrons must bring their own witnesses, if needed. The library does not provide witnesses and witnesses may not be solicited from staff or customers using the library.
  • Documents to be notarized must contain a Notary Public jurat or acknowledgement.
  • Notaries cannot pre-date or post-date an action, prepare a legal document or give advice on legal matters, or notarize documents in which they have a personal interest.
  • Notaries will not provide service if the customer, document, or circumstances of the request for notary service raise any issue of authenticity, ambiguity, doubt, or uncertainty for the library. In the event, the library notary may, at his or her sole discretion, decline to provide notary service.
  • The Library’s free notary service is intended for simple documents (auto titles, etc.) that do not require special expertise. Documents we will not notarize:
    • Real estate transactions including mortgage and housing refinance
    • Documents, including Quit Claim Deeds
    • Wills
    • Financial Power of Attorney
    • Employment eligibility verification, Homeland Security I-9 Forms
    • Auto titles without buyer address and name (state law requires this section be completed, regardless of circumstance.)
    • We suggest checking for mobile notaries in Sandusky County for documents that the library will not notarize.

We reserve the right to refuse notarizing documents for any legal reason.