IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING NOTARY
PUBLIC APPLICATIONS AND RENEWALS
 

In December, 2018, the legislature enacted and the Governor signed the Notary Public Modernization Act whereby by the processes and procedures governing notary publics in Ohio was placed under the sole authority of the Ohio Secretary of State.

As of September 19, 2019, the process to apply to become a notary public, to renew a current notary public certification, for recording notary public certifications and the lodging of complaints and taking disciplinary action against notary publics will be governed exclusively through the Office of the Ohio Secretary of State and pursuant to regulations to be issued by the Ohio Secretary of State.  Local notary commissions, such as that of Trumbull County operating in conjunction with the Trumbull County Bar Association will cease to play any role in the process.

In light of the termination of the current law authorizing the Notary Commission of Trumbull County to issue applications and renewal forms, process the applications and provide testing being September 19, 2019, the Trumbull County Bar Association announces:

WE ARE NO LONGER AN AUTHORIZED NOTARY APPLICATION AND RENEWAL SITE - (EFFECTIVE 8/28/19)

NOTARY APPLICATIONS AND RENEWALS:  WILL NEED A CURRENT BACKGROUND CHECK AND THEN APPLY TO THE OHIO SECRETARY OF STATE’S

OFFICE WEBSITE: (WWW.SOS.STATE.OH.US)  (1-614-644-4559)

Additional details about the Notary Public Modernization Act can be found:
https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/download?key=9362&format=pdf
https://www.nationalnotary.org/knowledge-center/news/law-updates/oh-senate-bill-263
https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA132-SB-263

September 18, 2019 IS THE LAST DAY FOR THE BAR TO NOTARIZE ANY DOCUMENTS FOR THE PUBLIC,ALL notary services will cease.