Notary Services

The Cuyahoga Falls Library offers free notary public service for simple documents. Visit the library's Information Desk (located on the upper level) for notary services. Before arriving for services, please review our notary service guidelines.

Appointment Times:

  • Mon. - Thu. 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. (last appointment begins at 7 p.m.)
  • Fri. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (last appointment begins at 4 p.m.)

Please schedule an appointment online below or by calling 330-928-2177 ext. 2000.

We cannot notarize documents on Sundays or the last 30 minutes before the library closes.

Book Notary Appointment


Per Ohio law, the person(s) signing the document(s) to be notarized must appear in person and present proper identification to the notary. Valid forms of ID include: 

  • Current Driver's License
  • State-Issued ID
  • US Passport
  • US Military ID
  • US Permanent Resident Card

If you are under 18, please bring a certified copy of your birth certificate or a current school ID (with photo).

Documents to be notarized must contain a Notary Public jurat or acknowledgment certificate. If the document(s) does not include this, the Notary will have to attach a certificate to the document before it can be notarized. 

Documents in a foreign language must have a Notary Public jurat or acknowledgement in English or an additional page will be attached. The signer must be able to communicate with the notary without a translator. 

If witnesses are required in addition to the notary, the signer must bring their own witnesses. CFL does not provide witnesses, and signers may not solicit any witnesses from staff or other library patrons.

All documents requiring notarization must be unsigned. In order to be valid, the document(s) must be signed in front of the notary.

Cuyahoga Falls Library will not notarize:

  • Last Will and Testaments
  • Any Real Estate Transactions, including Quit Claim Deeds, Mortgages or Housing Refinancing
  • Corporate Documents
  • Documents with more than ten (10) pages
  • Documents that require an electronic signature
  • Foreign Passport or Visa applications
  • l-9s, but we can sign these as authorized agents

Notaries in the state of Ohio cannot certify vital records or documents, including birth certificates, passports, marriage certificates, death certificates, etc. However, notaries can notarize a statement by the individual that the photocopy is a copy of the original document. 

We reserve the right to refuse notarizing documents for any reason, including reasons pertaining to library operation. Notaries cannot provide legal advice or counseling regarding documents.


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