Mahoning County Bar Association is the official provider of Notary
Public registration and renewal for Mahoning County, Ohio.
The Mahoning County Bar Association can process Notary Public
Applications for residents in any county throughout Ohio. Although,
when you commission comes back from Columbus, you must file your
commission in the county that you reside.
Qualifications for becoming a Notary
To become a notary for the State of Ohio, the applicant must be a
resident of the state, who is eighteen years of age or over and be of
good moral character.
What is a Notary Public?
“A Notary public will have power
throughout the state”
A notary public may perform the
- Administer oaths or affirmations
- Certify acknowledgments
- Take and certify depositions, and
other instruments in writing
- Issuing subpoenas in the taking of
- To receive, make and record notaries
When you want to become a notary public,
you come to the Bar Association to pick up the application and the
manual, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. A $50.00 fee is
payable at this time. After you study the booklet and fill out your
application, you call the Bar Office (330-746-2933) to make an
appointment to take the test. We give the test Monday thru Friday at
10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. There is no additional charge for taking the
test. The only thing we ask is that you call a day or two ahead of
time to make an appointment.
After you pass the test there is a form to fill out; you take it to
the Mahoning County Courthouse and get a Judge of the Common Pleas
Court to sign it. Then you mail that form to Columbus along with
$15.00. When your commission comes back from Columbus within a week to
ten days, you will need to record it in the Clerk of Courts Office, at
the County Courthouse in which you reside. The cost for filing your
commission in Mahoning County is $7.00.
At this time you can order your stamp at any office supply place. If
you wish to purchase the State of Ohio Embossed Pocket Seal, we do
sell them at the Bar Office for $30.00
of Notary Public
You must be
a resident of Ohio and know when your commission expires. It is
recommended that you come to the Bar Office for a renewal form between
the hours of 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. There
is a $40.00 fee payable when you pick up the form if your commission
has expired within one year. If your commission has been expired
over one year the fee is $50.00. You will fill out a
form; take it to the Mahoning County Courthouse to get a Judge of the
Common Pleas Court to sign it. Then you mail that form to Columbus
with $15.00. When your commission comes back within a week to ten days
from Columbus, you will need to record it at the Clerk of Courts
Office in the County Courthouse in which you reside. The cost for
filing your commission in Mahoning County is $7.00.
When a commission has lapsed over one year, you are required to be
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