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Notary Resources

New Commissions & Commission Renewals

In Ohio, all new notary commissions AND commission renewals are handled through the counties. Each county has a slightly different process. You should contact the county in which you reside. Please click here to find the phone number for your county (XLSX).

Sample Notary Seal

When ordering your seal, make sure the Coat of Arms on your seal is one inch in diameter.  For more information on the notary seal, see ORC 147.04.


Notary Seal Example



For information on the State Coat of Arms, see ORC 5.04.

For information on the State Seal, see ORC 5.10.