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Can I Also Witness A Document That I'm Notarizing?

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In the State of Oregon, can a Notary Public also act as a witness on the document? — J.L., Oregon

The State of Oregon does not have a law that addresses whether or not a Notary Public may also act as a witness when notarizing a document.  As such, you can act as a Notary and a witness in Oregon if you wish.

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Harry Amos

14 Apr 2020

Florida: can a notary be a witness

National Notary Association

15 Apr 2020

Hello. Please see here for more information: https://www.nationalnotary.org/notary-bulletin/blog/2018/05/notary-tip-requests-to-serve-as-a-document-witness

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