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Notary Public Service

The Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library provides free limited Notary Public services, primarily at the Main Library, when qualified staff are available. Patrons should call ahead to schedule an appointment: 740-702-4145. The following guidelines will be followed for the provision of this service:

  • Documents to be notarized must be signed in front of the Notary.
  • Library Notaries cannot provide legal advice or assist in document preparation. The document to be notarized should be completely filled out—except for the signature line—before appearing before the library Notary. Notaries may not notarize any document with blank spaces.
  • The person signing the document must provide the Notary with at least one valid form of identification. The Notary may decline to notarize a document if the signer cannot provide satisfactory identification.
  • The Library’s free notary service is intended for simple documents that do not require specialized expertise. The library does not provide electronic Notary services.
  • Notaries are required to follow Ohio Revised Code Chapter 147.   Notaries will not provide service if a patron, document, or circumstance of the request for Notary service raises any issue of authenticity, ambiguity, doubt, or uncertainty.
  • The Notary may, at their sole discretion, decline to provide Notary service.

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