Due to legislative changes effective 9/20/2019 in the Ohio Notary Modernization Act, Sub. Senate Bill 263 (132nd G.A.), any Lorain County resident who wishes to become a Ohio notary public or renew her or his existing notary public commission must do so through the Ohio Secretary of State’s office. Procedures and costs have changed. All notary questions or complaints should be directed to the Secretary of State. Please visit that agency’s website at: https://www.sos.state.oh.us/notary/#gref or call (614) 644-4559 for more information on testing, education, and renewal requirements, enforcement, or any other notary public matter. Thank you.