The notarial certificate is a written statement, signed and sealed by the notary public, certifying the facts of a notarial act. In Oregon, to be complete there are 6 elements that must be present:
- Where: State/County
- When: Date of Notarization
- Who: Signer
- What: type of notarization being performed
- Notary Public’s Signature
- Notary Public’s Stamp
All 6 of these elements must be on the notarial certificate every time to make it valid – if your document doesn’t have a certificate, I have several you can choose from to attach to your document in order to notarize your signature. You must decide which certificate is needed – but all contain the 6 elements above.