Do I Need an Alabama Notary Stamp?
Alabama Notary Stamps – Yes! Required
According to Ala. Code § 36-20-32, each notary must provide a seal of office containing in its impression the name, office and state for which he or she was appointed. Do so with either a stamp or embosser. The stamp can be circular or a rectangle. Use personal preference in combination with best judgement as ink color, shape, and dimensions are left unspecified in state statute. Be aware other states you plan to do business in may have such requirements defined.
Your required Alabama seal must include at minimum notary name, the words “Notary Public” and then “Alabama State at Large” or “State of Alabama” on the embosser or stamp. The distinction between county and at-large notaries public has been eliminated. Alabama functions without regard to county so this is no longer a required seal element. However, seals can be customized to include additional information such as commission expiration date if desired. Contact an appropriate vendor.