Notary Home Study Course


The Notary Seal

Upon receiving your letter of commission from the Secretary of State, you will also receive an authorization to have your notary seal (stamp) manufactured. Included in your authorization will be a list of authorized seal manufacturers. Prices vary widely, so shop around. Your seal must be obtained from an “Authorized Seal Manufacturer”. In order for a document to be properly notarized, you must imprint your seal on the document. Any notarized document must contain the imprint of the seal in a clear, photographically reproducible manner regardless of the color ink used.

Your notary seal must be obtained from an “Authorized Seal Manufacturer”. The seal will include the following information:

  • The State Seal
  • The words “Notary Public”
  • Name of the Notary Public as shown on the commission
  • County where the oath and bond are on file
  • Commission expiration date
  • Sequential identification number (commission number) assigned to the notary
  • Manufacturer or Vendor Identification Number
  • Serrated or milled edge border