ORS 194.245¹
Authority to refuse to perform notarial act

(1) A notarial officer may refuse to perform a notarial act if the officer is not satisfied that:

(a) The individual executing the record is competent or has the capacity to execute the record;

(b) The individual’s signature is knowingly and voluntarily made; or

(c) The individual has provided sufficient information or identification credentials necessary to confirm the identity of the individual.

(2) A notarial officer may refuse to perform a notarial act unless refusal is prohibited by law other than this chapter. [2013 c.219 §7]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 194—Uniform Law on Notarial Acts; Unsworn Foreign Declarations, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors194.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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