Do I Need a Notary Stamp in Indiana?
Indiana Notary Stamps – Yes! Required
Current through the 2018 legislative session, Ind. Code § 33-42-2-4 requires each notary have an official seal. When properly executed and attached to a record, your seal makes it legally valid to move through a court proceeding. Create the official seal using a stamp or embosser. However, be aware any embossed image on a physical document will need to be darkened in order to oblige the state’s demand it be photographically reproducible. Do so with an impression inker.
The simpler way to an official seal is the inked stamp. Choose a rectangular or circular shape and use common sense when deciding ink color. These requirements are left undefined, but may be in other states. Always have an eye towards digital reproduction of the seal.
Your official Indiana Notary Public stamping device will include at minimum your name (exactly as it appears on the notarial commission certificate) and the words “Seal”, “Notary Public”, “State of Indiana”, “My Commission Expires [+ Expiration Date]”, and “Commission Number [+ Numerical Commission Number]. Any other information can be added but is not required. Choose an appropriate vendor.