Notary fees in Oregon are going up. But your local bank will still notarize documents for free usually. I posted the news release from the Oregon Secretary of State office below.
“Measure 67 makes the Notary Public program self-supporting.
The first fee increase since 1989, more than 20 years ago, has been granted to make the Notary Public programs self-sustaining. Beginning February 27, 2010, the measure increases the fee to apply for a 4-year notary public commission from $20 to $40. The average fee charged in other states is $33. Since 1989, the Corporation Division has developed and distributed the Notary Public Guide, conducted regular live seminars throughout the state, an online notary tutorial, and a notary education vendor approval program, for no additional charge.
This is not to be confused with our previous announcement:
As authorized by 2009 HB 2085, beginning January 1, 2010 notaries may charge up to $10 for each notarial act. These fees may be turned over to an employer – public agencies and private businesses – by agreement.
So, it will cost $40 to be commissioned for 4 years, but a notary may then charge clients $10 per notarization. “
I guess that is nice that the notary program is now self supporting. If you are in Oregon and want to become a Notary do it fast!
The best option like most educational choices, get your current employer to pay for it.