What are the document formatting requirements in Ohio?
Statewide standardizations for documents went into effect on July 1, 2009. A brief summary of the requirements include:

Paper Size
8 ½ x 11 - minimum
8 ½ x 14 - maximum

3 inch top margin on first page
1 ½ inch top margin on subsequent pages
1 inch margin on sides and bottom of all pages

Font Size
minimum of 10 points

Ink Color
Black or Blue only
No highlighting

A non-conforming document charge of $20 for items not meeting these specifications will be assessed.

The complete verbiage of the code is found at Ohio Revised Code 317.114

From the Ohio Recorders' Association website: A template for the standardization requirements

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