Do I Need a Notary Stamp in Florida?
Florida Notary Stamps – Yes! Required
According to Fla. Stat. § 117.05, a notary public should affix his or her official seal to all notarized paper documents. It goes further to state that this should be done only with a rubber, inked stamp. An embosser may be used to embellish the official seal, but cannot be substituted for the inked stamp alone.
Your official Florida stamp seal must be in photographically reproducible black ink. Do not substitute other colors or the seal will become unofficial. Specifications regarding shape and dimensions are left open. Florida accepts both round and rectangular inked models. Use personal preference in combination with best practice since other states may have such requirements defined. Reference a corresponding guide if you plan to do business elsewhere.
A notary public in the Sunshine State’s official seal will include the notary’s name, commission number, date of commission expiration, and the words “Notary Public” along with “State of Florida”. Notarizing electronic documents requires the affixation of this information, but not a direct image of the stamped seal. Emblems or symbols can be customized to appear on the notary’s seal if not the Great Seal of the State of Florida. Contact an appropriate vendor.