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Become an Ohio Notary Public

Notaries public in Ohio are appointed and commissioned in the county in which they reside. The Ohio Secretary of State only maintains records of all registered notaries public in Ohio. As a first time notary public candidate, you are recommended to read the Ohio Revised Code Chapter 147.

Requirements to become a notary public in Ohio:

  1. At least 18 years of age
  2. A resident in the State of Ohio
  3. Able to speak, read, and write English
  4. No major convictions

Steps to become an Ohio Notary Public:

1. Contact the County Clerk of the county in which you reside and request a Notary application packet.

2. Complete the notary application process of your county. Read and follow the instructions carefully.

3. Submit all the required documents and applicable fees to your county's notary department.

4. Once your application is approved, register your notary services in your county.

Term of Office

Each notary public in Ohio is given a term of five (5) years.

Ohio Notary Fees

As a notary public in Ohio, these are the fees for notarial services and other notarial acts:





Oaths & Affirmations



$1.00 plus actual expenses

Find a Notary in Ohio

The Ohio Secretary of State maintains a searchable database of all registered notaries public in Ohio. You can also use FindNotary in searching for a notary in Ohio. We have the largest directory for notary public, mobile notaries, and notary services for Ohio and the entire United States.


  1. Ohio Notary Public Services
  2. Ohio Notary Classes, Training, and Handbooks
  3. Ohio Notary Seals and Supplies

For more information on how to become an Ohio Notary, visit the Ohio Notary Public website at You can also contact them at (614) 644-4559, or visit their office at 180 E. Broad St., Suite 103, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

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