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Notary Fees: Ohio State Information

It is extremely important that when you start your notary business or seek out the services of a notary public, you understand the state requirements and laws regarding notary fees. In many states there is a maximum fee that a notary can charge for a notorial act and this may differ from service to service. As a notary public, you should use these fees to create your notary fee schedule that you will provide to clients. As someone seeking notary services, it is important to understand these prices to ensure you are getting a good value. Learn about specific state notary fees below.

Becoming a Notary in Ohio and Ohio's Notary Exam Requirements

Notary Fees in Ohio

Ohio Notary Public Application Fee

The Ohio notary application fee is dependent on your county.

Ohio Notary Public Renewal Fee

The Ohio notary renewal fee is dependent on your county.

Ohio Notary Public Bond Cost

In the state of Ohio, to become a notary public you will not need a surety bond.

Ohio Notary Public Fees: What a Notary Public Charges

In the state of Ohio, a notary public is entitled to the following fees:






  • For the protest of a bill of exchange or promissory note -$1.00 and the actual necessary expenses in going beyond the corporate limits of a municipal corporation to make presentment or demand
  • For recording an instrument required to be recorded by a notary public -$.10 for each one hundred words









  • For taking and certifying an affidavit - $1.50