Uniform Law on Notarial Acts

ORS 194.390
Disposition of records on vacancy in office

  • penalty for failure to properly dispose of records or for destroying or altering records


Whenever the office of a notary public becomes vacant, the record referred to in ORS 194.380 (Record of protest) kept by the notary public, together with all the papers relating to such record, shall be delivered to the Secretary of State.


A former notary public, or an individual designated personal representative or administrator for a deceased notary public, shall deliver the record and papers described in subsection (1) of this section to the Secretary of State not later than three months after the date the office becomes vacant or after the individual is designated personal representative or administrator.


Violation of subsection (2) of this section is subject to a fine of not more than $500 for each violation.


If any individual knowingly destroys, defaces, materially alters or conceals any record or paper of a notary public, the individual is subject to a fine of not more than $500 and shall be liable to an action for damages by the party injured. [2013 c.219 §38 (enacted in lieu of 194.130)]


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