Do I Need a Notary Stamp in Colorado?
Colorado Notary Stamps – Yes! Required
According to CO Rev Stat § 12-55-112 (2016), a notary public in Colorado must affix a clear and legible stamp of his or her official seal under or near the official signature required on all notarized documents. You cannot use an embosser. Do not provide or keep an embossed version of the official seal.
The official stamp should be rectangular with a solid outline or border. Dimensions are left unspecified in state statute. Be aware other states you may plan on doing business in have these requirements defined. Check the corresponding guide to see if you will be in best practice.
Choose a dark ink color so the stamp can be reproduced under photographic methods. Black is the safe bet.
As far as information on your Colorado seal, include your legal name, the words “Notary Public” and “State of Colorado”, notary ID number, and date of commission expiration. No other information can be placed inside the stamp outline or border. Stick to the five pieces here, follow stamp instructions regarding reproducibility, and you have an official seal. Contact an appropriate vendor for solutions.