Remote Online Notarization Announcement



CLEVELAND - The Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court has been selected by the Supreme Court of Ohio as one of five sites to pilot a project for courts to conduct online notarization.  “COVID has made it challenging to obtain and notarize signatures,” said Magistrate Serpil Ergun, Executive Director of Judicial Operations.  “Use of remote online notarization can be a valuable tool to help people who need to file documents but can’t physically come to the courthouse.” 

“Our test goal is to learn from practical experience.”  According to Help Center Director Anjanette Whitman, “most of our staff have completed the required two-hour training and passed the certification exam to become remote online notaries.  We are already conducting real world transactions with this cutting-edge technology and logging our experiences to share the pros and cons of the process with the Supreme Court.” 

Special thanks to Domestic Violence Help Center Maria Ranieri and DV department staff for making the service available soon to individuals experiencing domestic violence.

The initiative is funded by a generous grant from the Ohio Supreme Court.  “We are thankful for the Supreme Court’s support in enabling us through technology to continue to provide a high level of service to our community,” said Administrative Judge Leslie Ann Celebrezze. 

For more information, please contact Ashley Monaco at (216) 443-3157

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