Notary Commissions

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 acknowledgements of deeds, mortgages, liens, Powers of Attorney and other written instruments
  • Receive, make and record notarial protests

To become a notary in Delaware County, you must be a resident of Delaware County. If you do not live in Delaware County, please contact the Clerk of Courts office in the county where you reside. Delaware County residents may either visit our office in person at 110 North Union Street, Level 300, Delaware, Ohio 43015 or mail a request for a notary packet. The cost for a notary packet is $20.00 ($29.00 if it is mailed). The notary test is offered once a month, on the second Wednesday of the month, here in the Delaware County Courthouse.

If you are a licensed attorney in the State of Ohio and are interested in becoming a Notary Public, please contact our office for further assistance at 740-833-2500.

The Clerk of Courts is responsible for recording notary commissions and keeping them on file. The cost to file a notary’s commission is $5.00 plus $1.00 to administer the oath. Your notary commission must be recorded in the county where you reside.

If you have a document that has been notarized by a Notary Public who is commissioned in Delaware County and you need the notary’s commission certified, you may visit the Delaware County Clerk of Courts office for a notary certification. The fee is $2.00. We are located at 110 North Union Street, Level 300, Delaware, Ohio 43015.

If you have any other further questions, you may contact our office or visit the Ohio Secretary of State’s website at for more information.