In the State of Ohio, a notary public is a person appointed and
commissioned by the Governor of the State to:
- Administer oaths required or authorized by law;
- Take and certify depositions;
- Take and certify acknowledgments of deeds, mortgages, liens, powers of
Attorney, and other written instruments;
- Receive, make, and record notarial protests.
The Clerk of Courts is responsible for recording notaries and keeping
them on file. The cost to file is $5.00 and an extra $2.00 to
administer the oath. Please note that you must record your notary in
the county that you reside.