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Ohio’s New Notary Law

Legislation was passed in 2018 changing how to become a Notary Public in Ohio.  The Secretary of State’s Office is currently developing rules and systems to implement the new law beginning September 20, 2019.  »Click here for details

All new notary applications must be submitted by August 27, 2019

All notary renewal applications must be submitted by September 6, 2019

Notary Public Information

The Notary Office of Montgomery County, Ohio is located at the Dayton Bar Association. Through the Notary Office, you can become a Notary Public or renew your notary commission. The DBA provides and processes notary applications and exams, sell stamps and supplies and answer questions about becoming a Notary Public.

The Notary Office is open between the hours of 9:00am to 1:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Apply for a Notary Commission

Residents of Montgomery County, Ohio may apply for a notary commission through the Dayton Bar Association. If you are not a resident of Montgomery County, once you obtain your Notary Commission you will have to record your Commission in your county of residence. Please contact the Clerk of Courts office in the county in which you reside for more information.

Notary Requirements

You must apply in person between the hours of 9:00am and 1:00pm Monday through Friday. You must be at least 18 years old, free of any felony convictions and be registered to vote at your current address.

The application fee is $75.00.  Fees may be paid by cash, check (Made payable to the Dayton Bar Association) or major credit card at the time the application if filled out.

Stamps & Supplies

The DBA provides quality notary supplies (stamps, seals, embossers, stamp pads, etc.) through our approved vendor. Notary Supplies Order Form »


Attorney Notary

Licensed Ohio Attorneys who either live or practice in Montgomery County may apply for their notary commissions through the Dayton Bar Association. The application fee is $35.00 for DBA members and $55.00 for non-members.  An attorney’s commission is good for life, if the attorney is registered in good standing to practice law with the Ohio Supreme Court. Please contact our office for more information.


»Click here for frequently asked questions regarding becoming a notary.

Contact Us

If you would like to speak with our Notary Administrator, Lori Luebben, please email , or call our office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30am and 5:00pm at (937) 222-7902.