Warren County Notary Public Commission

Located in the Warren County Law Library
500 Justice Drive ~ Lebanon, Ohio 45036
(513) 695-1381 ~ lisa.zimmer@co.warren.oh.us

Information About Becoming a Notary

*NO NEW APPLICATION PACKETS WILL BE MAILED AFTER 8/1/19

If you are a resident of Warren County and 18 years of age or older, you are eligible to become a Notary Public.

Please call the Notary Commission office and request the information packet, including two application forms and a notary manual.

The final notary exam under the current law is scheduled for August 8th at 1 p.m. No pre-registration or reservation is required for the test. Please meet in the atrium area of the Common Pleas Court Building, 500 Justice Drive, promptly at 1 p.m. Plan to spend 30 to 45 minutes here for the preparation and testing process. What to bring to the test:

  • Your two completed application forms
  • $45.00 check or money order payable to the Warren County Treasurer
  • $15.00 check or money order payable to the SOS/Notary Clerk

The Notary Commission will send you a letter a few days after the test to let you know if you passed or failed the test. If you passed the test, your application will be forwarded to the Office of the Secretary of State for processing. You will receive your commission directly from Columbus approximately two to three weeks after the test. Please remember that your commission must then be recorded with the Warren County Clerk of Courts in order to be valid. The Clerk of Courts can be contacted at (513) 695-1120. A recording fee of $5.00 - $6.00 applies.

AFTER 9/1/19 YOU MUST APPLY DIRECTLY THROUGH THE SECRETARY OF STATE. Visit www.sos.state.oh.us for more information.


Renewing Your Notary Commission

*NO RENEWAL FORMS WILL BE MAILED AFTER 9/1/19. ALL FORMS MUST BE RETURNED NO LATER THAN 9/10/19 TO BE PROCESSED.

To renew under the current law, call the Notary Commission no later than 9/1/19 at (513) 695-1381 and the appropriate information and forms will be mailed to your home. Complete the forms and return them to the Notary Commission no later than 9/10/19. Include two checks or money orders:

  • $15.00 payable to the Warren County Treasurer
  • $15.00 payable to the SOS/Notary Clerk

You will receive your renewed commission directly from Columbus. Your commission must be recorded with the Warren County Clerk of Courts, 500 Justice Drive, in Lebanon, (513) 695-1120. The recording fee is $5.00 to $6.00. Remember, your commission is not valid until it has been recorded.

AFTER 9/1/19 YOU MUST APPLY DIRECTLY THROUGH THE SECRETARY OF STATE. Visit www.sos.state.oh.us for more information.

For more information, please contact the Notary Commission at (513) 695-1381 or by e-mail at lisa.zimmer@co.warren.oh.us