Mobile Notary serving the Portland Metro Area


Mobile Notary in the Portland Metro Area

Serving Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties

9:00AM - 7:00PM

Monday to Friday



What's an acceptable form of ID?

What kinds of identification are acceptable at a notary appointment? A standard government issued driver license or ID card, from any U.S. state, is always accepted, as is a U.S. passport. Other acceptable forms of ID vary by state. In Oregon, in addition to the two previously mentioned forms of ID, other acceptable forms of identification are: a United States Military Card, an ID card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe, a document issued by the federal, state, county, or local government (such as a permanent resident card/"green card"). All forms of identification must contain the person’s photo and signature.

Additionally, the ID doesn’t necessarily need to be currently valid. In Oregon the ID can be expired up to three years before the date of notarization. If you are unsure if you have an acceptable ID give me a call and I will help you figure it out!


Going Electric!

Notary Near Me PDX has gone electric!

That’s right, I now use an electric car to get to you. With all the miles I drive providing notary services, an electric car just makes sense. It not only saves from the high cost of gas, it also lessens the carbon emissions in our local environment. A recent study from the University of Southern California shows that even a small increase in the number of electric vehicles in an area reduces the number of asthma and lung related illnesses. So it’s all around better for both me and you when I provide my mobile services via electric car!

University of Southern California Study


What Is A Power Of Attorney?

If you want someone else to be able to conduct business for you, including banking, filing your taxes, or making decisions regarding your estate you’ll need to create a power of attorney document. This document will grant specific powers to the person you designate - also called your “agent”.

There are a few legal requirements for creating a power of attorney. First, the person making the power of attorney needs to be of sound mind. If you are helping someone with a power of attorney document and you are not sure if they meet this requirement, you may want to consult a lawyer.

Does a Power of Attorney document need to be notarized?

While not specifically required to be notarized, getting a Power of Attorney notarized is strongly recommended. Financial institutions may be wary of the Power of Attorney document unless it has been notarized. Getting your Power of Attorney notarized helps authenticate the document and is considered good practice.

If you are interested in getting a Power of Attorney document notarized I can help with that. I have experience notarizing this important legal document and you can count on me to make sure the process goes smoothly.

Free Oregon Power of Attorney Forms:


Does My Will Need To Be Notarized?

In Oregon you do not need to have your will notarized, instead you must sign or acknowledge your will in front of two witnesses. However, Oregon allows you to make your will "self-proving" if you wish, which does require a notary. A self-proving will can speed up probate because the court can accept your will without having to contact the witnesses who signed it. To make a self-proving will, I will come to you, and along with your two witnesses I will perform the required notarizations.


Domestic Partnerships

Are you considering entering into a domestic partnership? A domestic partnership between two individuals confers certain rights such as the right to file joint tax returns and the right to visit a partner in a hospital. The state of Oregon recognizes unregistered domestic partnerships of couples. Registered domestic partnerships also exist in Oregon. To register a domestic partnership you download the form from the state website below and simply sign it and get the form notarized. The final step is to file the signed and sealed document with your county clerk.

When I perform notarizations for couples entering into domestic partnerships I love knowing that I’m helping them move forward in their commitment to each other and the legal benefits that come with it. If you’re thinking of entering into a domestic partnership contact me and I will help you along the way!

Oregon Domestic Partnership Forms and Instructions


What is a Notary Public?

So just what exactly *is* a notary public? Is it someone who takes notes? Or someone who officially signs things? It's not quite either of those.

A notary public is an individual appointed by the state to serve as an impartial witness to the signing of important documents. In a sense the notary public acts as the "eyes" of the state, ensuring that important documents are signed correctly and legitimately.

My job is to screen the signers of important documents, verifying their identity, and ensuring that they are signing willingly without duress.

There are all sorts of documents that a notary public can help you with, from power of attorney, deeds of trust and contracts, to applications for domestic partnerships and medical authorizations for minors.

I am here for all your notary needs. Even if you're not sure if something needs to be notarized, contact me and I'll take a look at the document for you. As a mobile notary I make it easy by travelling to you. Whether that's at work, home, or your local café, I can meet you wherever you need. So if you have any notary needs please feel free to contact me!