For the purposes of sections 147.51 to 147.58 of the Revised Code, “notarial acts” means acts which the laws and regulations of this state authorize notaries public
of this state to perform, including the administration of oaths and affirmations,
taking proof of execution and acknowledgment of instruments, attesting documents,
and executing a jurat.
Notarial acts may be performed outside this state for use in this state with the same
effect as if performed by a notary public of this state by the following persons authorized
pursuant to the laws and regulations of other governments, in addition to any other
persons authorized by the laws and regulations of this state:
(A) A notary public authorized to perform notarial acts in the place in which the
act is performed;
(B) A judge, clerk, or deputy clerk of any court of record in the place in which the
notarial act is performed;
(C) An officer of the foreign service of the United States, a consular agent, or any
other person authorized by regulation of the United States department of state to
perform notarial acts in the place in which the act is performed;
(D) A commissioned officer in active service with the armed forces of the United States
and any other person authorized by regulation of the armed forces to perform notarial
acts if the notarial act is performed for one of the following or for a dependent
of one of the following:
(1) A member of the merchant marines of the United States;
(2) A member of the armed forces of the United States;
(3) Any other person serving with or accompanying the armed forces of the United States.
(E) Any other person authorized to perform notarial acts in the place in which the
act is performed.
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