Notary Services

Notary Commission Recording

The Clerk of Courts records notary commissions, and keeps them on file. The cost to record a notary commission is $5.00 ($1.00 extra if we administer the oath in our office).

  • Notary commissions must be recorded in the notary's county of residence.
  • Notary commissions are recorded in the General Division
  • Notary commissions can be submitted to any Auto Title Branch, and will be forwarded to the General Division for recording.

Notary Verification

You can verify if a notary is registered in Franklin County in our General Division. Fee for verification is $2.00/each.
Verifications can also be completed by mail. Send a copy of the notarized document, a self-addressed stamped envelope, and $2.00 (check or money order only) per verification to:

Franklin County Clerk of Courts
345 S High St., 1st Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215

More Information

For more information on notaries, or to become a notary public in Franklin County, please contact the Columbus Bar Association at 614.340.2031, or visit their Notary Public Information web page.

Notaries Public on staff in each Legal Division and all four Auto Title Branches.