Become an Ohio Notary Public
Notary applicants in Ohio must contact their local county clerks office, as they handle all notary
applications and commissions. The rules vary slightly from county to county as well. After receiving
your commission from the Secretary of State of Ohio, you must register it with the Commons Pleas Court
in the county where you reside, even if you work in a different county. You will need to fill out a
change of address amendment form if you move during the period when you have a notary commission.
After you have submitted your application, and been approved, you must take an oath and file it with
your county. The filing fee can vary from county to county. You must also have your notary commission
recorded at your county clerk of court's office. Summit county charges a $6 filing fee for notary
commissions to give you an idea.
Please visit websites for the various county governments in Ohio. Some of them have very good
information on their sites such as Summit county for example.