All persons desiring to become a Notary Public, or those desiring to renew their commissions
as Notary Public, shall secure an informational packet
from the Clerk of Courts which contains
an Application and Examination for Certification, and a copy of the Revised Code of Ohio
Governing Notaries Public.
Upon completion of the Application and Examination, applicants shall schedule an
appointment with the Court Administrator or Deputy Court Administrator for review of the
Examination. A score of ninety percent or better is required for passing. Upon obtaining a
passing grade, the Court Administrator will complete the necessary paperwork for approval of
the Notary Public Commission and submit same to the Judge for signature. The paperwork will
then be forwarded to the Clerk of Courts for submission to the State of Ohio Notary
When you received your notary certificate in the mail from the State of Ohio Notary Commission,
file and record it with the Clerk of Courts Legal Office
before notarizing documents.