The ability to perform notarial acts using audio/video technology for remotely located individuals under certain circumstances using vendors meeting specific requirements.
The maximum fee for remote notarizations is $25.
Electronic notarization involves documents that are notarized and signed in person in electronic form.
Vendor requirements for Oregon remote notarization can be found at OAR 160-100-0800 and OAR 160-100-0850.
The great thing about performing a notarial act by remote notarization is that the notary must be in Oregon and the signer can be anywhere.
An electronic journal is required for remote notarizations. The electronic journal will include the signature of the individual. You may also keep a paper journal. The paper journal must list “remote notarization” in the signature portion of the journal. Using a paper journal for remote online notarization is not required, but is considered a best practice.
Visit our website for the laws and rules pertaining to both laws and rules for remote notarization. The remote notarization changes to statute are part of HB 4212A and the process for notifying the Secretary of State as well as system requirements can be found in temporary rule.
The Oregon Secretary of State offers a training video to clarify the remote notarization process.
Yes, remote notarizations performed by a notary in another state that is authorized to perform remote notarizations are valid in Oregon.
At this time, Oregon is unable to authenticate notarial acts performed by remote notarization. The document will need to be notarized traditionally before it can be authenticated.
GoToMeeting or Zoom will not meet technology requirements for remote online notarizations.
You will need to be able to scan or download documents, the remote online notary platform will have training to help you understand their process.
The signer’s identification will be verified by the remote online notary platform. Most commonly this will mean the signer shows identification that meets the requirements under ORS 194.240 and answers knowledge based questions.
Yes, contact the Secretary of State Corporation Division at 503-986-2200 or by email Corporation.firstname.lastname@example.org.