A "Notary Public" is defined as being an officer whose duty it is to attest the genuineness of any deeds or writings in order to render them available as evidence of the facts therein contained.
The Ohio Secretary of State’s office commissions and maintains records of all notaries public in Ohio. The Notary Modernization Act took effect on September 20, 2019. Under the new law, all applications for notary commissions, renewals, online authorizations and updates to contact information must submit an application electronically to the secretary of state. Please refer to the Secretary of State website (link provided below) for all things Notary Public related.