The Notary Public Modernization Act (Senate Bill 263) repealed the authority of the Common Pleas Courts of Ohio to accept and process notary public applications.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.
Therefore, effective August 30, 2019 you will no longer be able to apply for or renew your notary at the Allen County Common Pleas Court and you will no longer register your Notary Commission with the Clerk of Courts Office.
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