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Notary Stamps and Seals

  • Arizona 

    Notaries public shall provide and keep the official seal that is a rectangular rubber stamp. The notary’s official stamp seal must imprint the following: name of notary as it appears on commission, “Notary Public”; name of county in which commissioned; Great Seal of the State of Arizona; and expiration date of commission. A notary may possess and use an embossing seal but only in conjunction with the notary public’s official seal. Source: ARS 41-321[B]
  • Arkansas 

    The notary public shall provide a seal of his or her office, which shall be either a rubber stamp seal or a seal embosser. The seal shall be clear and legible and capable of photographic reproduction. Source: Ark. Code Ann. § 21-14-107(b)-(c)
  • Louisiana 

    A Louisiana notary’s signature is his or her seal. Many notaries use a stamp or seal to print their name as it appears on his or her commission. Source: RS 35:12[A][2]
  • New Mexico 

    “Order a seal or rubber stamp...An embosser is made of heavy metal and makes an impression on the paper. It contains the applicant’s name, and the words ‘Notary Public-State of New Mexico’. Rubber stamps cannot have a signature line and a round rubber stamp is not acceptable.” Source: New Mexico Notary Handbook
  • Oklahoma 

    “The official seal may be either a metal seal which leaves an embossed impression or a rubber stamp used in conjunction with a stamp pad and ink”. Notary seals should contain the following elements: Notary’s name, the words “State of Oklahoma”, “Notary Public”, the expiration date and commission number. Source: 49 OS and OAC 655:25-5-2[b]
  • Texas 

    “The seal must be affixed by a seal press or stamp that embosses or prints a seal that legibly reproduces the required elements of the seal under photographic methods. An indelible ink pad must be used for affixing by a stamp the impression of a seal...” The seal may be a circular... or of a rectangular seal...and must have a serrated or milled edge boarder and the words “Notary Public, State of Texas” must appear around the five-pointed star.” Source: GC 406.013