Do I Need an Arkansas Notary Stamp?
Arkansas Notary Stamps – Yes! Required
According to Ark. Code Ann. § 21-14-107(b)-(c), there should be a seal of office near the notary public’s official signature contained on every notarized certificate. Do so with either a stamp or embosser. Just make sure the seal is clear, legible, and capable of photographic reproduction.
Arkansas does require blue or black ink only. No other color stamping ink will be deemed acceptable according to the state statutes, while shape and dimensions are left undefined. Be aware other states might have these requirements specified. Check through our list of guides for anywhere you plan on doing business.
To be considered an official Razorback seal, it must include both the words “Notary Public” and “Arkansas”; your name exactly as it appears when writing his or her official signature, the name of the county where the notary public’s bond is filed, date of commission expiration, and commission number. If you are renewing a commission expired after January 1, 2016, there will now be a commission number issued. More information available through Arkansas Secretary of State.
There are also some guidelines available towards electronic notarizations. The facsimile signature used for reproduction must still be in either blue or black ink. Again, it is best to check with the Secretary of State since additional security measures are required to ensure protection of the official seal. Contact an appropriate vendor to determine if they are in fulfillment of all requirements before ordering.