How to Notarize a Car Title in Ohio

by Tiffany Raiford

In an effort to discourage forgeries and falsified information on legal documents, the State of Ohio requires the signature of a notary public on all car titles. Notaries public in Ohio are certified and registered with the state. Notaries provide witness to signatures, ensuring that all persons signing any document are who they say they are.


Obtain a copy of your vehicle title from the seller of the vehicle.


Visit a notary public in Ohio. Notaries public are common at banks, post offices and government offices.


Provide the notary public with your photo identification before you sign your name to the title of the vehicle in the presence of the notary. The notary public will not notarize your document without proof of your identity.


Give your title to the notary to sign once you’ve signed your name.

About the Author

Tiffany Raiford has several years of experience writing freelance. Her writing focuses primarily on articles relating to parenting, pregnancy and travel. Raiford is a graduate of Saint Petersburg College in Florida.

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