2020 Ohio Revised Code
Title 1 | State Government
Chapter 147 | Notaries Public and Commissioners
Section 147.55 | Statutory Short Forms of Acknowledgment.

Universal Citation: Ohio Rev Code § 147.55 (2020)

Effective: September 20, 2019

Latest Legislation: Senate Bill 263 - 132nd General Assembly

Notwithstanding section 147.542 of the Revised Code, the forms of acknowledgment set forth in this section may be used and are sufficient for their respective purposes under any section of the Revised Code. The forms shall be known as "statutory short forms of acknowledgment" and may be referred to by that name. The authorization of the forms in this section does not preclude the use of other forms.

(A) For an individual acting in the individual's own right:

"State of ____________________________

County of ___________________________

The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this (date) by (name of person acknowledging).

(Signature of person taking acknowledgment)

(Title or rank)"

(B) For a corporation:

"State of ____________________________

County of ___________________________

The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this (date) by (name of officer or agent, title of officer or agent) of (name of corporation acknowledging), a (state or place of incorporation) corporation, on behalf of the corporation.

(Signature of person taking acknowledgment)

(Title or rank)"

(C) For a partnership:

"State of ____________________________

County of ___________________________

The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this (date) by (name of acknowledging partner or agent), partner (or agent) on behalf of (name of partnership), a partnership.

(Signature of person taking acknowledgment)

(Title or rank)"

(D) For an individual acting as principal by an attorney in fact:

"State of ____________________________

County of ___________________________

The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this (date) by (name of attorney in fact) as attorney in fact on behalf of (name of principal).

(Signature of person taking acknowledgment)

(Title or rank)"

(E) By any public officer, trustee, or personal representative:

"State of ____________________________

County of ___________________________

The foregoing instrument was acknowledged before me this (date) by (name and title of position).

(Signature of person taking acknowledgment)

(Title or rank)"

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