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State Information for Ohio

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Ohio Notary Public Requirements

Ohio Notary Commission Qualifications
Notary applicants must:
• be at least 18 years old; and
• be a resident of the state of Ohio; or
• be a resident of the state of Ohio and is an attorney admitted to practice law in the state of Ohio; or
• be a resident of another state who is an attorney admitted to practice law in the state of Ohio and has a primary practice in the state.

How to Apply to Become a Ohio Notary
See detailed information including applicable fees, on the website of the Ohio Secretary of State: https://www.sos.state.oh.us/notary/new-commissions-commission-renewals/

Term of Office
5 year term

Appointing Officer
Secretary of State

Notary Education and/or Exam Requirement
Not Required

Notary Bond Requirement
Not Required

Notary Recordbook (Journal) Requirement
Not Required*
*Effective 9-19-19: Requirement to record every performance of a protest is repealed. Electronic recordbook (journal) required for use by a remote online notary public. Online notary shall maintain one or more electronic journals in which the online notary chronologically records all online notarizations performed. Online notary must maintain a separate electronic journal for each renewed term of the notary’s authorization to notarize electronically, with entries beginning on the date the renewed authorization is effective. Online notary must create and maintain a complete recording of the audio-video communication that is the basis for identifying the principal in a remote online notarization.

Notary Seal Requirement
Ink Stamp or Embossing Seal Required

Authorized Duties
• take acknowledgments;
• administer oaths and affirmations;
• take affidavits;
• take depositions; and
• execute protests.

Change of Name, Address or Eligibility Status
See detailed information on the website of the Ohio Secretary of State: https://www.sos.state.oh.us/notary/amending-notary-information/


Contact Information for the State of Ohio

State Notary Website
https://www.sos.state.oh.us/notary/

State of Ohio Online Notary Search
https://www.sos.state.oh.us/notary/search-notaries/

State of Ohio Notary FAQ's
https://www.sos.state.oh.us/notary/frequently-asked-questions-about-notaries/

Phone Number
(614) 644-4559

Mailing Address
Ohio Secretary of State
Notary Commission Clerk
P.O. Box 1658
Columbus, OH 43216-1658


Apostille Certification Information

Phone Number
(614) 466-2655

Further Information
https://www.sos.state.oh.us/records/apostilles-certifications/



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Information on this page is provided with the understanding that the user is solely responsible for his/her knowledge of notarial law, procedures and practices. The information contained on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. All information is subject to change without notice and therefore is provided “as is,” free of warranty of any kind. Last updated July 2019.


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