Do I Need an Arizona Notary Stamp?
Arizona Notary Stamps – Yes! Required
According to Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 41-321, notaries in the Grand Canyon State should be able to authenticate all official acts with an official seal. This includes every certificate or acknowledgment signed by the notary public. Take note an embossing seal is not considered solely authentic in Arizona. The embosser may be used in conjunction with an inked seal but is not the notary public’s official seal. We are unable to verify if an embosser used with an impression inker would be considered valid.
Play it safe. Get a stamp. State statute demands the inked seal must be in dark ink. Your best bet is to keep to standard black as the goal is reproduction in photocopies and scans. Circular or rectangular is accepted as long as the impression is no more than one and one-half inches high and two and one-half inches wide.
As far as content, your Arizona notary seal should include name as it appears on the notarial application, the words “Notary Public”, county in which the notary is commissioned, expiration date of the notarial commission, and an image of The Great Seal of the State of Arizona. Just about everything! Control of the Great Seal is commissioned by the Arizona Secretary of State. Contact an appropriate vendor and make sure they are in fulfillment of all requirements before ordering.