Do I Need a Michigan Notary Stamp?
Michigan Notary Stamps – No! Unrequired
While notaries public are NOT required to maintain official seals, the MICHIGAN NOTARY PUBLIC ACT proscribes specific guidelines if choosing to do so. Purchasing a stamp or seal embosser can be a prudent choice if you plan to do business outside the state. Check a corresponding guide for more information.
Use personal preference in combination with best judgement as ink color, shape, and dimensions are left undefined by the state. Used alone, an embosser will not be sufficient unless the raised impression it creates is able to be reproduced under photographic methods. Do so with a seal impression inker. This will make your raised impression suitable for reproduction.
Design is your choice. Michigan proscribes specific guidelines only for content.
If deciding to utilize a stamp or seal, include your name and the words “Notary Public, State of Michigan, County of [+County Name]“, “My Commission Expires [+expiration date]”, and “Acting in the County of [+County Name]”. These six pieces of information are required for the seal to be official. Contact an appropriate vendor for solutions.