Notaries Public

Procedure, Application & Renewal

The Miami County Bar Association no longer provides for the notary application, testing or renewal process.

AS OF SEPTEMBER 2019, THE PROCESS TO RENEW NOTARY PUBLIC COMMISSIONS HAS CHANGED: A BACKGROUND CHECK IS NOW REQUIRED, WHICH CAN TAKE 4 TO 6 WEEKS TO RECEIVE THE RESULTS. IF YOUR OHIO NOTARY PUBLIC COMMISSION HAS EXPIRED OR EXPIRES WHILE WAITING ON THE BACKGROUND CHECK, THE NOTARY MODERNIZATION ACT NOW REQUIRES THAT YOU REGISTER AS A COMPLETELY NEW APPLICANT. YOU MUST FOLLOW THE NEW NOTARY APPLICATION PROCESS. YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO RENEW A NOTARY PUBLIC COMMISSION AS THE "OLD" GRACE PERIOD HAS BEEN ELIMINATED.

Here is the checklist to become a new notary: Notary Checklist

Please visit this site for renewal: Ohio Notary Services