Oregon Notary Acknowledgement Forms
An Oregon notary acknowledgement form is a notarial certificate that is used to validate the signature(s) on a legal instrument. Notary acknowledgements are often required to certify property transfer papers, such as deeds, wills, trusts, and title transfers. To obtain this type of certification, the individual who signed the document (known as the “signatory”) must present the signed document to a notary public, with the notarial certificate attached, and declare that it was signed and executed of their own free will. In some instances, the signatory will be signing the instrument on behalf of a third party (such as a corporation, partnership, or company), in which case they should use the “Representative Capacity” acknowledgement form. The notary public is required to verify the identity and signature of the individual. If the signatory is not known to the notary, the notary must identify them by examining identification that displays both the signer’s picture and signature. Once the notary public has viewed the original document and positively identified the signatory’s identity and signature, they may notarize the signature by filling out the acknowledgement form, affixing their signature and notary stamp.
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