Notary Public Applications and Renewals are no longer processed through the Common Pleas Court

The Notary Public Modernization Act (Senate Bill 263) repealed the authority of the Common Pleas Courts of Ohio to accept and process notary public applications.   All Notary Public applications (including renewals) will be processed through the Ohio Secretary of State.

If you have any questions, please contact the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office at (614) 644-4559 for further guidance on how to process your Notary Public Application and/or Renewal moving forward.

Additional details about the Notary Public Modernization Act can be found here: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/download?key=9362&format=pdf

https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA132-SB-263