How to Record a Commission
IMPORTANT! When you have received your notary commission certificate from the Secretary of State’s Office, you are required to file (record) that commission and your signature with any of the following locations of the clerk’s office - until recorded, your commission is not valid and cannot be used:
FRANKLIN COUNTY CLERK OF COURTS
SHIPLEY SERVICE CENTER
In order to file your commission, you must take your commission, a photo ID, and $6.00 payable in cash or money order. The Clerk’s Office will give your commission back to you for safe-keeping and present you with a laminated card identifying you as a notary public along with your commission expiration date.