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.

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    2018 ID Checking Guide, U.S. & Canada Edition

    2018 ID Checking Guide, U.S. and Canada
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    2018 ID Checking Guide, U.S. & Canada Edition

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    Driver's license and I.D. checking guide. A notary public should own a copy of the I.D. Checking Guide to use when verifying in- and out-of-state identification.
    $32.95 $16.95
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    Gold Foil Stickers

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    Gold Foil Stickers

    Gold Foil Stickers

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    Notary Records Journal

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    Notary Records Journal

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    MOJO: Modern Journal of Notarial Events

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    Modern Notary Journal (Soft Cover)

    MOJO: Modern Journal of Notarial Events

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    Keeping a notary journal is required by law in 16 states and strongly recommended in the rest.

    A journal is an important chronicle of your notarial actions and can help protect you in the event of future legal proceedings. The Modern Journal meets all state requirements and contains room for nearly 500 entries, with multiple notarizations per entry. Other features include:

    - 128 numbered heavy-weight pages
    - tamper-proof binding and sewn construction
    - time-saving checkboxes
    - complete instructions

    Every attempt has been made to strike the perfect balance between quality and economy - we hope you'll agree.

    $15.95$18.95
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    Classic Journal of Notarial Events

    Classic Notary Journal (Soft Cover)
    Classic Notary Journal (Soft Cover)

    Classic Journal of Notarial Events

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    $16.00$19.00
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    Inkless Thumbprint Pad

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    Loan Signing Agent Certification Course

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    Loan Signing Agent Course

    Loan Signing Agent Certification Course

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    $179.00 $45.00
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    Ohio Notary Online Course

    Ohio Notary Course
    Ohio Notary Course

    Ohio Notary Online Course

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    • State-Specific Notary Laws and Information
    • 2.5 Hours+ of Streaming On-Demand Video Instruction
    • 12 Months of Unlimited Access
    • Immediate access to Proof of Completion Certificate (PDF)
    • Course forums to receive updates, ask questions and interact with other students
    *This is a single-user, limited license. For multiple students please contact us.
    $99.95 $49.95
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    Ohio Notary Stamp

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    Ohio Notary Stamp

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    Choose your desired Ohio notary stamp type below. Start by choosing the stamp type, then stamp color, then ink color. Not all notary stamps offer all options.

    $22.95$24.95
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    Ohio Notary Embosser

    Ohio Notary Embosser

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    Choose your desired Ohio notary embosser type and color below. Start by choosing the embosser type, then embosser color. Not all notary embossers offer all color options.
    $24.95$32.00
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    Ohio Notary Acknowledgment Stamp

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    Ohio Notary Acknowledgment Stamp

    Ohio Notary Acknowledgment Stamp

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    Ohio Notary Jurat Stamp

    Ohio Notary Jurat Stamp
    Ohio Notary Jurat Stamp

    Ohio Notary Jurat Stamp

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    $19.95
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    Embosser Impression Inker

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    Embosser Impression Inker

    Embosser Impression Inker

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    $14.95

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


Address:
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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