Notary Information

Qualifications of a Notary Public

  • 18 years of age
  • Citizen of the State of Ohio
  • Good moral character
  • Resident of county in which you are applying

How to Become a Notary Public

To become a notary public, you must pass an exam with a score of 76% or better. Please study the manual and appendix prior to scheduling an appointment for your exam. The exams are conducted by the Court Administrator by appointments, you may call at 419-636-3436 or send an email. You will need to bring the following with you to the exam:

  • $23 for the cost of the application, exam and Secretary of State processing fee. If paying by check, please make payable to the "Judge's Notary Committee"
  • Application to the Secretary of State (available at the Court Administrator's office)
  • Completed application (PDF)
  • Proof of Identity (driver's license)