A notary commission is not automatically renewed. Each notarial commission is its own entity, and a new notarial commission number and expiration date will be issued when your application is accepted. ORS 194.063(1)(2). You MUST fill out a new application and take the test. Please refer to our Notary Application/Re-application Process.
If your commission has expired or will expire before it reaches our office, you will be required to take a 3-hour class. Education is now mandatory for new and inactive notaries. There is no grace period for expired commissions.
Name change at renewal: Do not send a name change with the application. Please note: Notary Name Rule Changes. Write your new legal name in line 2. Your previous name will go in the "other names" section.