Notary Changes

Due to recent changes to Ohio law, the Guernsey County Clerk of Courts will no longer process notary registrations, renewals, and certifications.


The Notary Modernization Act took effect on September 20, 2019.  Under the new law, all applications for notary commissions, renewals, online authorizations and updates to contact information must submit an application electronically to the secretary of state.  This law eliminated the need to record the notary commission with the county or any other office.  The Ohio Secretary of State’s office commissions and maintains records of all notaries public in Ohio.

For additional information, please visit the Secretary of State’s website: