Do I Need a Notary Stamp in Illinois?
Illinois Notary Stamps – Yes! Required
According to Ill. Comp. Stat. § 3-101, a notary public should get a seal upon being commissioned by the county clerk. Further language specifies the seal is to be a rubber stamp. Embossers are unacceptable for application an official seal in Illinois. You must use an inked, rubber stamp.
Your stamp seal should be in a rectangular form of no more than 1-inch in height and 2.5-inches in length (1Hx2.5W) and contain a milled edge or serrated border. Choose ink color at personal discretion, while being aware it must reproduce under photographic methods. We recommend a standard black.
When stamped on a document, your official Illinois seal of office should at minimum include your name and the words “Official Seal”, “Notary Public”, “State of Illinois”, and “My Commission Expires [+ Expiration Date]”. Illinois’ State Seal is also often added. Contact an appropriate vendor for custom options.