2011 ORS § 194.515¹
Notarial acts

(1) In taking an acknowledgment, the notarial officer must determine, either from personal knowledge or from satisfactory evidence, that the person appearing before the officer and making the acknowledgment is the person whose true signature is on the instrument.

(2) In taking a verification upon oath or affirmation, the notarial officer must determine, either from personal knowledge or from satisfactory evidence, that the person appearing before the officer and making the verification is the person whose true signature is on the statement verified.

(3) In witnessing or attesting a signature the notarial officer must determine, either from personal knowledge or from satisfactory evidence, that the signature is that of the person appearing before the officer and named therein.

(4) In certifying or attesting a copy of a document or other item, the notarial officer must determine that the proffered copy is a full, true and accurate transcription or reproduction of that which was copied.

(5) In making or noting a protest of a negotiable instrument a notarial officer must determine the matters set forth in ORS 73.0505 (Evidence of dishonor).

(6) A notarial officer has satisfactory evidence that a person is the person whose true signature is on a document if that person:

(a) Is personally known to the notarial officer;

(b) Is identified upon the oath or affirmation of a credible witness personally known to the notarial officer; or

(c) Is identified on the basis of identification documents.

(7) For purposes of this section, personally known means familiarity with a person resulting from interactions with that person over a period of time sufficient to eliminate every reasonable doubt that the person has the identity claimed.

(8) For purposes of subsection (6)(c) of this section, a notarial officer has satisfactory evidence upon which to identify a person if the person:

(a) Produces a current driver license or current identity card issued by any state;

(b) Produces a current United States passport or a current officially recognized passport of a foreign country;

(c) Produces a current United States military identification card;

(d) Produces a current identity card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe;

(e) Produces at least one current document, other than a document described in paragraphs (a) to (d) of this subsection, issued by the federal government or a state, county, municipal or other local government and containing the persons photograph, signature and physical description; or

(f) Is confined in a correctional facility and has been positively identified through examination or comparison of official government documents or records. [1983 c.393 §3; 1993 c.545 §125; 1997 c.185 §2; 1999 c.59 §49; 2003 c.533 §1; 2009 c.338 §1]