Notary Public Renewal Process Effective 9-20-19
1 - Go to www.OhioSos.Govand click on “Notary” to review the process and find the necessary links.
2 - Obtain a Criminal Records Check – WebCheck Locations will be listed on the SOS website. If no disqualifying offenses appear, proceed to the next step. Disqualifying offenses will be listed on the website. The records check must be obtained within 6 months prior to filing.
3 - Contact an Authorized Education Provider to complete a 1 hour education program. Receive a certificate of completion from the provider. The fee is $45.00 paid to the authorized provider.
4 - Go to our website to file online – the system will require you to create an account if you have not yet done so and provide your Ohio address and all contact information, and then to upload the criminal records check and education certificate.
5 - Pay a fee of $15.00 by credit/debit card to the Secretary of State.
Per ORC 2303.07
The Clerk of Court's Office is not permitted to
acknowledge or notarize documents.
If you are in need of a Notary Public, we encourage
you to go to a bank, car dealer or local attorney
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