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Notary Public

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Oaths

An oath is a formal declaration or promise to perform an act faithfully and truthfully or an affirmation of the truth of a statement. Oaths are usually given for three purposes: (1) That a statement is the truth; (2) That the testimony he or she will be giving will be the truth; (3) That he or she will faithfully perform the duties of a public office.

Certificates

A notary public may certify that a document is an accurate copy of an original document, or that a statement is true. The notary public must make sure that the copy is the same as the original. Ohio Notaries public may not certify certain Federal, State or County records. Only the agencies where these records are filed may certify copies, because they alone hold the original documents or records.

This DO NOT include the following kinds of documents:
• Marriage Records
• Death Records
• Birth Records
• Corporate Records
• i.e., Articles of Incorporation

Affidavits

A affidavit is a voluntary, sworn written statement. The name of the affiant, the person giving the statement, must be mentioned in the affidavit and the affiant is required to sign the affidavit in the notary's presence.

Acknowledgments

An acknowledgment is a formal declaration before an authorized official such as a notary, by a person who has signed a document, that the document is his or her act. Acknowledgments are governed by the Uniform Acknowledgment Act. The person acknowledging the document must personally appear before the notary. In addition, the person may sign the document in the notary's presence or acknowledge that the signature on the document is his or her own.

Depositions

A deposition is an involuntary sworn statement made by a witness for use in the witness' absence at a legal proceeding. In taking a deposition, the notary should first make sure the witness is sworn in. The notary should then personally record or supervise the recording of the testimony of the witness. After the testimony is transcribed, the notary should let the witness read and sign the transcribed copy of the deposition. The notary then certifies that the witness was sworn and that this document is a true and record of the witness' testimony.

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