How to Become an Ohio Notary

How to Become a Notary Public in Ohio

  1. Contact your local bar association to see what the procedure for notary applications is in your area.
  2. If allowed by the bar association. complete the Online Ohio Notary Training Course (not required)
  3. After you take the county test, the judge will recommend you for appointment to the Governor.
  4. After you are notified of your appointment, go to the County Clerk and file your oath and bond and receive your commission.
  5. Order your official stamp and/or seal. Also it is recommended to order a notary journal if you do not already have one.


Ohio Notary Supplies

Ohio Notary Requirements

Commission Term: 5 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Resident or Non-resident OH Attorney
Stamp/Seal: Required
Journal: Recommended
Application Fee: Varies by county
Eligibility: No major convictions
Other: Be able to read and write English

Ohio Secretary of State
P.O. Box 1658
Columbus, OH 43216-1658

Phone: (614) 644-4559 or (614) 466-2566

Important Ohio Notary Links

Ohio State Website
Ohio Notary Application
Ohio Apostilles
Ohio Notary Name Change
Ohio Notary Address Change
Ohio Notary Database
Ohio Notary Handbook

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