Updated on June 29th, 2023
An Oregon notary acknowledgment is completed by a notary public after they have verified the signature and identity of a document’s signer. By providing their seal and signature, the notary affirms that the individual is who they say they are, that their signature is legitimate, and that they signed without coercion. Typically, an acknowledgment is performed for documents that transfer authority or ownership of significant assets, such as trusts, powers of attorney, and real estate deeds.
A notary is required to renew their commission every four years in Oregon (ORS § 194.315(4)).
Is Online Notarization Legal in Oregon?
Yes, upon the signing of Senate Bill 765 on June 15, 2021, remote notarizations become permissible in Oregon. Documents notarized remotely must include the electronic signature of the notary, their official stamp, and, if necessary, able to be submitted to the Secretary of State in a PDF.
Prior to performing remote notarizations, the notary must complete several steps:
- Ensure they have a current notary commission
- Complete Remote Online Notarization training
- Choose a valid vendor
- Complete and submit the Electronic Notarization Notice
- Wait for approval
OREGON NOTARY ACKNOWLEDGMENT
State of Oregon
County of [COUNTY]
This record was acknowledged before me on [DATE], by [SIGNATORY NAME].
(Signature of notarial officer)
[TITLE OF OFFICE]
My Commission Expires: [MM/DD/YYYY]