Oregon

 Notary Service and Bonding Agency, Inc.

Serving over a million notaries nationwide since 1940 we have made becoming or renewing as a Oregon notary public worry-free. We are your primary notarial provider to securely order your notary errors & omissions and supplies.

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Important State of Oregon Notary Links:

How to become or renew as a notary in the State of Oregon:

  • Complete the mandatory notary training course. (If you are a renewal notary with a current commission, the process is the same but you do not need the notary training course.)
  • Pass the required exam and submit the Oregon notary public commission application.
  • Complete the background check and take the Oath of Office.
  • Purchase your notary errors & omissions, stamp(s) and supplies.
  • Provide a copy of your commission certificate.
Legacy State Id: 
55
Eligibility: 
Be 18 years old or older.
Be a resident of Oregon, or have a place of employment or practice in Oregon.
Be able to read and write the English language.
Not have had a notary public commission revoked during the 10-year period preceding the application date.
Not have been convicted of a felony or of any crime involving fraud, dishonesty, or deceit during the 10-year period preceding the application date.
Pass the Secretary of State Notary Public examination.
Provisions: 
Notary Term
4 years.
Notary Bond
None required.
Errors & Omissions Insurance
Optional. Notary Service and Bonding Agency, Inc. strongly recommends that Oregon notaries insure themselves against claims of negligence.
Notary Stamp/Notary Seal
Required. A inked stamp.
Record Journal
Required. A notary public must keep and maintain one or more notary journals. A notary journal may not be shared. Notaries public must retain their journals for 10 years after the last notarial act recorded in the journal.
State Filing Fee
A $40 filing fees is required for new and renewal notary applications.
Education/Testing
Required. State law mandates that new applicants and inactive notaries complete a notary training course, which is offered by the Secretary of State at no charge or by a certified education provider for a fee. After the training requirements, the applicants and inactive notaries must take and pass the Secretary of State Notary Public exam through their online system. Renewing notaries public may skip the notary training requirements; however, they must still pass the Secretary of State Notary exam through the online system.
Jurisdiction
Statewide.
Non-Residents
Permitted. A non-resident applicant of any state may apply for an Oregon notary public commission only if he or she has a place of employment or practice in Oregon. Non-resident applicants will have to provide their employer information and meet the same qualifications as an Oregon resident.
Notary Commission Renewal
A notary public may submit a new application 2 1/2 months before the expiration of his or her current commission. Oregon notaries public with an active commission are exempt from the notary training requirements if they complete and pass the exam and submit their application before their commission expiration date.
Steps: 
Complete the mandatory notary training course.

For all first-time (New) Oregon notary applicants, a mandatory training course is required along with the application, exam and filing fee. 

Oregon notaries with an active commission (Renewal) are exempt from the training requirement if they complete and pass the exam and submit their application before their commission expiration date. If you are exempt from the training requirement please proceed to step 2. However, all notaries are encouraged to take the tutorial or attend a class to make sure their knowledge is up to date and they are aware of new laws and administrative rules.

To meet the training requirements you may take an in-person seminar or complete an on-line training course. Courses are offered by the Secretary of State at no charge. Courses are also offered by certified education providers for a fee. 

  • Continue here for more information on the approved training courses on the Oregon Secretary of State's website or call 1-503-986-2593.
Pass the required exam and submit the Oregon notary public commission application.

The exam is a yes/no, true/false and multiple-choice questions test. It is based on the information covered in the training course and from the Oregon Notary Public Guide. Please be sure to read the material in the guide carefully before you proceed with the exam. You may want to have a copy of the guide available while taking the exam. Please be advised that you may complete the exam and application online or with a paper application (PDF).

  • Online: Continue here to take the exam and submit the Oregon notary application online.
  • Paper Application (PDF): Continue here to take the exam and submit the Oregon notary public commission application via a paper application (PDF). Once complete print the application and mail it to the Oregon Secretary of State.

Mail To:
Oregon Secretary of State
255 Capitol St. NE
Suite 151
Salem, OR 97310-1327

Complete the background check and take the Oath of Office.

Once the background check and revocation search is complete, you will receive an email that will contain a PDF attachment of the Oath of Office. Note: If you do not pass the background check or revocation search, you will receive a different email notification.

Print out the Oath of Office document. It must be signed in front of a notary and submitted to the Secretary of State at the above address, along with a $40.00 processing fee. The Oath needs to be returned within 30 days of being issued or you will need to re-apply and submit the application fee again. After the Oath has been processed, you will receive an email that includes a PDF copy of your Commission Certificate and the Certificate of Authorization. 

Place your order for your new or renewal Oregon notary package or supplies. You must also send us a copy of your Commission Certificate. Please do not delay!

Important: When you have finished placing your order, you must fax, email or mail the Commission Certificate you received from the Oregon Secretary of State to us before we may legally make your official stamp or seal. Once we receive your Commission Certificate your order will be processed immediately.

Online Ordering: Proceed backto the secure shopping store to complete your order.

Fax / Email / Mail Ordering:

  • Continue here to complete and print your new or renewal notary package order form.

Fax: 1-800-637-5992
Email: [email protected]
Mail To:
Notary Service and Bonding Agency, Inc.
Attn: Oregon Notary Processing Department
550 Hulet Drive, Suite 105 
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

Once we receive your form and payment we will review your form for accuracy. If all the information is correct and complete we will then process your order and mail you your items. Please allow ample time to receive your new official notary seal stamp due to the fact that it needs to be personalized and manufactured.

You are now authorized to begin your notarial duties.

As soon as you receive your Commission Certificate, Certificate of Authorization and official notary stamp seal you may begin your duties as a commissioned notary public for the State of Oregon.

State Bond Terms: 
4 Year Term / Not Applicable
State Stamp / Seal Requirements: 
Ink Stamp Required.
Public Records URL: 
http://www.publiclibraries.com/records/oregon.htm
State Store Name: 
Notary Service and Bonding Agency, Inc.
Allow Faxed Applications: 
Allowed
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