Notice regarding Supreme Court’s Order on notarizing court forms.
Posted On : 06/10/2020
 


NOTICE
 
DATE: June 10, 2020
 
RE: Supreme Court Forms and Notarization Requirements
 
Retroactive to March 9th, 2020 and effective until further order of the Supreme Court of Ohio, certain notarization requirements have been removed from forms promulgated by the Supreme Court of Ohio. These forms can be found on the Supreme Court’s website at the following link:
http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/LegalResources/Rules/notarization/default.asp
 
Any Franklin County specific forms that are substantially similar and derived from these Supreme Court forms may be submitted to our Court with the following added language in lieu of notarization, and should be signed by the attesting party:
 
The information above is true, complete, and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I understand that knowingly providing false information in this document may result in a contempt of court finding against me which could result in a jail sentence and fine, or criminal penalties under R.C. 2921.13.
 
Alternatively, you may continue to submit any of these forms with notarized signatures.
 
Please be aware that the notarization requirement has not been removed from all forms and affidavits. Review the list of forms contained on the Supreme Court of Ohio website carefully to verify that an alternate version may be submitted without being notarized.