To renew your Notary Public Commission, you must be a Clermont County resident and having no convictions of a criminal nature. This information will be verified before approval by the Judges’ Committee on Notaries Public. If more than 30 days elapses before requesting or returning a renewal application, you must re-take the test. Do not notarize any documents after your present commission has expired.

  1. Application:
    Please fill-out completely.
    There is a $5 fine for submitting an incomplete or incorrect application.
    Have your signature notarized.
    Include your expiration date on top of application.
  2. Appointment Form:
    Print the information as indicated.
    WRITE your signature as you wish your name to be read on your commission.
    Do not type.
    Do not sign only initials as your first name.
  3. Sheriff’s Release:
    Fill-out and sign.

The application will be signed by a Judge of the Common Pleas Court and forwarded to the Notary Commission Clerk in Columbus. When your commission is returned to the Notary Public Committee, you will be notified by mail to appear at the Clerk of Courts office in the Courthouse in Batavia, to be sworn-in and to record your commission. There is a fee of $5 (cash) for this service. Your renewal is for the entire state of Ohio for five (5) years.

FEE: Renewal application $50.00 (includes $15.00 fee to Secretary of State)

Return your application (all forms) and make check payable to:
Judges’ Committee on Notaries Public
c/o Law Library
270 E. Main Street
Batavia, Ohio 45103
(513) 732-7359

Renewal Application for Notary Public
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