Notary Information

New Notary Applicants


New notary applicants will be required to successfully pass a written examination and complete two forms:
  The Court of Common Pleas will seek written responses from the references listed on the Information Sheet for Office of Notary Public. Please be sure to provide a complete mailing address.

New applicants will need a check or money order for $20.00 made payable to the Champaign County Common Pleas Court and a check or money order for $15.00 made payable to the Ohio Secretary of State.  Payment must be received before you will be permitted to schedule for the written examination.
 
Click here for further information regarding scheduling and taking the written examination.


Notary Renewal


Notary applicants seeking renewal of their commission will be required to successfully pass a written examination and complete two forms:

•    Application for Notary Public (Non-Attorney) 
•    Information Sheet for Office of Notary Public 
   
Renewal applicants will need a check or money order for $20.00 made payable to the Champaign County Common Pleas Court and a check or money order for $15.00 made payable to the Ohio Secretary of State.

Click here for further information regarding scheduling and taking the written examination. 
Notary Public Handbook / Study Guide 
The Court has created a notary public resource handbook / study guide for the written examination.

Click here for a copy of the notary public handbook / study guide. 
 

Notary Public Journal 
The Court has created a notary public journal for the notary public to record completed transactions.

Click here for a copy of the notary public journal.


Amending Notary Information 
Notaries that wish to amend the information they have previously provided to the Secretary of State (due to a change in name or address) can complete the form listed below: 

• Application for Amendment of Notary Public Information
 
Those seeking to amend their current information will need a check or money order for $2.00 made payable to the Ohio Secretary of State.


After Submitting Your Application 
Once the application is submitted, the required letters of reference have been received, and the applicant has successfully passed the written examination, the Court will certify the application to the Secretary of State.

Once the application is certified, the applicant can expect to receive their commission via regular U.S. mail approximately two to four weeks after submission to the Secretary of State.

This commission must be recorded with the Clerk of Courts, located at the Champaign County Courthouse, 200 North Main Street, 1st Floor, Urbana, Ohio, prior to acting as a notary.