Notaries Public Information

The Ohio Secretary of State’s office commissions and maintains records of all notaries public in Ohio. The Notary Modernization Act takes effect on September 20, 2019. Under the new law, all application for notary commissions, renewals, online authorizations and updates to contact information must submis an application electionically to the secretary of state. This law eliminated the need to record the notary commission with county or any other office, the commission’s status is maintained on our public database.

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