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Submit a Complaint Regarding an Ohio Notary Public

The Ohio Secretary of State has the authority to investigate and discipline notaries public commissioned in Ohio. To submit a complaint, please provide a letter which includes all of your contact information (name, address, phone number and email address), the name of the notary public, commission number, if known, and a detailed description of the facts surrounding the notarization and the violation of law. You must sign the letter and attach the notarized document, if available.

Click here for the Notary Complaint Form (PDF)

Please send to Ohio Secretary of State Notary Commission, 22 North Fourth Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215 or email to [email protected].

Investigations and discipline may take 6 – 8 months to complete.