Time to renew your commission? If you have previously served as a Notary Public in Franklin County, please use the application below to renew your commission. If you need a refresher about current Notary Rules and Policies, please see the information below about Columbus Bar Notary Public Seminars (in-person or online).
Frequently Asked Questions about being a Notary Public. Still have questions? Our updated Notary Handbook is available: January 2008 updated rules and mandated Notary Public processes. Download a printable order form. Cost is $9.95 plus tax. Shipping is free!
Notary Seminars: Expert training for sharper notary skills. The Columbus Bar provides Notary Public Seminars in our offices and online. Click for a current Notary Examination Schedule or more information about our Notary Seminars.
Recording Your Commission: IMPORTANT! Once you have received your notary commission certificate from the Secretary of State's Office, you are required to file (record) that commission and your signature with any of the following locations of the clerk's office - until recorded, your commission is not valid and cannot be used: Recording Your Notary Commission with the Clerk of Courts (Mandatory)
Notary Errors and Omissions Insurance. Notary Errors and Omissions (E&O) Insurance is essentially "liability" coverage designed to protect your personal and professional assets in the event you make a mistake as a Notary that causes your client to suffer financial loss. The Columbus Bar provides E&O insurance through respected insurer RLI. Please click here for more information. Notary Public Errors and Omissions Insurance
Contact Us: If you would like to speak with our Notary Administrator, you may email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at 614/340.2031.