Notary Information

The Notary Public Modernization Act, (SB 263) signed by Governor John Kasich in December 2018, transferred the responsibility for the application, recordation, renewal and discipline of notary commissions from the Common Pleas Court to the Ohio Secretary of State.

The Act repeals the authority of all Common Pleas Courts to accept and process notary public applications as of September 19, 2019, and commissions will no longer be recorded with the Clerk of Courts.

Thereafter, all Notary Public application and renewal arrangements must be made with the Ohio Secretary of State, Notary Division, www.sos.state.oh.us/notary or (614) 644-4559.