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Become an Oregon Notary Public

Notaries public appointments and commissions in the State of Oregon are processed in the Secretary of State's Corporation Division. For new applicants, it is important to review the Oregon Notary Public Guide to properly familiarize yourself with the duties and responsibilities of a notary public.

Requirements to become a notary public in Oregon:

  1. At least 18 years of age or older
  2. Of good moral character
  3. An Oregon resident, or employed in Oregon but residing in California, Idaho, Nevada, or Washington
  4. Able to speak, read, and write the English language
  5. No major convictions

Steps to become an Oregon Notary Public:

1. Take the 3-hour Notary Training Course.

2. Complete the Notary Application Form and the attached Open Book Examination. Read and follow the instructions carefully.

3. Prepare a $40.00 fee payable to "State of Oregon".

4. Mail or deliver the completed application, exam, and fee to:

Secretary of State Corporation Division

Attn: Notary Section

255 Capitol Street NE, Suite 151

Salem, OR 97310-1327

5. Once your application is approved, a Notary Commission Packet will be mailed to you by the Secretary of State's Office.

Term of Office

The term of office for an Oregon Notary Public is four (4) years.

Oregon Notary Fees

As a notary public in Oregon, these are the fees for notarial services and other notarial acts:




Please check the Oregon Secretary of State's website



Non-Certified Copies


Oaths & Affirmations




Witnessing or Attesting a Signature


Authentications with Apostilles


Authenticating a Vital Record

Sorry, please see the Oregon center for health statistics.

Authenticating a Transcript or Diploma

$10 per apostille

Find a Notary in Oregon

The Oregon Secretary of State has provided a list of notaries public in each county in Oregon. For an easier way of searching a notary in Oregon, use FindNotary. We have the largest directory for notary public, mobile notaries, and notary services for Oregon and the entire United States.


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  3. Oregon Notary Seals and Supplies

For more information on how to become an Oregon Notary, visit the Oregon Notary Public website at You can also contact them at (503) 986-2200, or visit their office at 255 Capitol St NE, Ste 151, Salem, Oregon 97310.

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