Notary Public

Effective September 19, 2019 your local Clerk of Courts and Common Pleas Court will no longer be involved in the renewal of notaries, nor testing for new notary commissions. These processes will be handled by the Ohio Secretary of State’s office. You can find answers to your questions or e-mail the Secretary of State from their site: https://www.sos.state.oh.us/notary or reach them by phone: 614-644-4559.

Additional information about the Notary Public Modernization act can be found at the following websites:

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/download?key=9362&format=pdf

https://www.nationalnotary.org/knowledge-center/news/law-updates/oh-senate-bill-263

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA132-SB-263