Become a notary in Oregon

oregon notary publicTo become a notary public in the State of Oregon, an individual must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older;
  • Be a resident of the State of Oregon (You may also qualify if you are a resident of California,Idaho, Nevada, or Washington and carry on a trade or business or are regularly employed within the State of Oregon);
  • Be able to read and write the English language;
  • Be of good moral character;
  • Not have had a notary commission revoked for official misconduct during the previous 5 years;
  • Complete a 3 hour Notary training course (not required for current Notaries with an active commission at the time the new application is received in their office.);
  • Not have been convicted of a felony, or of a lesser offense incompatible with the duties of a notary public, during the previous 10 years
  • Pass the Secretary of State’s Notary Examination

Application Process

For more information, please contact:

Secretary of State Corporation Division
Attn: Notary Section
255 Capitol Street NE Suite 151
Salem, OR 97310-1327
Phone: (503) 986-2200

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