2011 ORS § 194.130¹
Disposition of records on vacancy in office
  • penalty for failure to properly dispose of records or for destroying or altering records

(1) Whenever the office of a notary public becomes vacant, the record referred to in ORS 194.090 (Record of protest) kept by the notary public, together with all the papers relating to such record, shall be deposited in the office of the Secretary of State. Any notary public neglecting for the space of three months after resignation or removal from office to deposit such record and papers in the Secretary of States office, or any executor or administrator of a deceased notary public neglecting for the space of three months after the acceptance of that trust to lodge in the Secretary of States office such record and papers as come into the hands of the notary public, shall forfeit not more than $500.

(2) If any person knowingly destroys, defaces, materially alters or conceals any record or paper of a notary public, that person shall forfeit not more than $500, and shall be liable to an action for damages by the party injured. [Amended by 1967 c.541 §19]