Free Notary Service is now available at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library during most of the Library’s hours of business, including evenings and weekends. Notary publics are on staff, but schedules vary; please call ahead to confirm availability.
Ohio law requires that the person signing the document to be notarized must appear in person and present proper identification. Call the library at (330) 688-3295 x4 for more information.
This free service includes only simple documents of less than ten (10) pages and does not include wills, corporate documents, real estate transactions, and documents in any language other than English.
• What if I forget to bring my identification?
We will not be able to notarize any documents for you at that time.
• I don’t have a Driver’s License. What other form of identification can I show?
Minors (under 18) only, can show a certified copy of their birth certificate.
Adults must show identification that shows their picture, signature, identification number, their physical description and an expiration date. Acceptable forms of identification are: driver’s license, green card, military ID, government, state or inmate ID card, or a passport.
Per Ohio law, we cannot accept Canadian or Mexican IDs. Legal residents of these countries must present a valid passport.
• Do all blanks have to be filled in before I have my document notarized?
Yes. Blank spaces not used in a document should have a line drawn through them so that no one can add to the terms of the document after it was signed.
• I need my birth certificate notarized. What should I do?
If you were born anywhere in Ohio, go to the Dept. of Vital Statistics at Kent City Hall and obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate.
If you were born outside of Ohio, go to:
and order a copy of your birth certificate be sent to you.
• Can you notarize a document that is in a language other than English?
No. We refer you to the:
International Institute of Akron
207 E. Tallmadge Ave.
Akron, OH 44310
• Can you come to my nursing / assisted living facility or home to notarize documents?
No. You must come to the library in person (and with proper ID) to have documents notarized.
• Can you provide legal advice regarding my document?
No. A Notary Public is not a licensed attorney. If you have legal questions about your document, we recommend you consult an attorney.