Time to renew your Ohio notary?
In the state of Ohio, the notary application process varies by county. To help you quickly and easily complete this process, we can help you with everything you need to renew your Ohio notary commission.
IF YOU LIVE OR WORK IN FRANKLIN COUNTY, click here for the notary renewal application.
If you do not live or work in Franklin County, please contact the Clerk of Court's office in the County in which you live in for more information. Contact information for all counties can be found at the Secretary of State's Notary site.
For counties contiguous to Franklin County:
Delaware - 740-833-2500
Fairfield - (740) 652-7433 or (614) 322-5275
Licking - (740) 670-5791
Madison - (740) 852-9776
Union - (937) 645-3015
Do you need to amend your records? Use the form here at the Ohio Secretary of State's office to make any necessary changes. Important Considerations:
- Print legibly or type your new information on to the application. Illegible information will cause the application to be rejected. The Office of the Notary Clerk will call or e-mail the applicant or return the application to the sender when an application is denied.
- There is no fee for this change of record; however, there is a $2.00 fee assessed for the revised commission when a name change of the record is granted (R.C. 147.371). Once the revised commission is received, it must be recorded at the county clerk of the courts of common pleas office (R.C. 147.05 A).
- When the change of address places a notary public in another county, it is required that the notary public record their notary commission with the clerk of courts of common pleas of the new county (R.C. 147.05 A).
- Once the amendment application is approved, the commission's current expiration date will not be adjusted.