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Notaries Public in Ohio

Welcome to the Notary Near Me ™ page for Ohio. Click on the links above to find a notary in Ohio by city. Once you locate an Ohio Notary Public, view details of their professional notary experience on their profile page, such as whether they are a loan signing agent, or can receive e-docs.

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Become a Notary Public in Ohio

The information and links below provide a general overview of how to become a Notary Public in Ohio

Qualifications

In order to become a Notary Public in Ohio, you must be 18 years of age or older. Non-attorney applicants must be legal residents of Ohio. Attorney applicants may be residents of Ohio or another state who are admitted to practice law in Ohio and have a principle place of business or practice in Ohio.

All new notary commissions and renewals are handled through the counties of Ohio, where each county has a slightly different process. Applicants should contact the county in which they reside. The contact information for your county can be found on the Secretary of State website.

Notary Public Ohio Mobile Notary Fees

Mobile notaries in Ohio may charge a reasonable travel fee to perform a notarial act.

Notary Public Ohio Maximum Notary Fees

Maximum notarization fees are based on the Ohio Government Code Section 147.08. Refer to the Ohio Revised Code to see the maximum notary fees.

Ohio Notary Public Acknowledgment Information

An acknowledgment is the notary act of a signer declaring to a Notary Public that they have willingly signed a document. The act of presenting a signed document before a Notary Public and asking the Notary Public to notarize the signature constitutes acknowledging signing the document. The signer may sign the document before being in the presence of the Notary Public, however, the signer must appear before the Notary Public to sign the notary journal and receive the affixation of the notary seal on the notary certificate.

Ohio Notary Public Jurat Information

A Jurat is the notary act of a signer swearing under oath before a Notary Public that the statement in the notarized document is true. Jurat certificate wording must accompany all Jurat notary acts in one of the following: within the document itself, after the signature area(s), or on an attached certificate form.