Do I Need a Notary Stamp in Mississippi?
Mississippi Notary Stamps – Yes! Required
According to the rules and regulations published by Mississippi’s Secretary of State, an official seal should be placed near the notary’s signature on a paper document. The word seal here simply means a device used for putting an image containing certain information on the document. You can create it with either an embosser or inked stamp.
In addition, the seal must be sharp, legible, permanent, and photographically reproducible. An embossed impression alone does not suffice. It will need to be darkened for reproduction using a seal impression inker in order to be considered valid in Mississippi. But use an embosser in tandem with an inked stamp and you have an official seal.
When choosing ink color, understand again the requirement regarding reproducibility. Pick a dark ink. We recommend standard black.
Your official Mississippi seal should include the notary’s name, commission identification number, the words “Notary Public”, “State of Mississippi”, “Commission Expires [+ Date]”, and “County [+Name]”. It must be surrounded by a circular border no more than 2.5-inches in diameter and no less than 1.5-inches. These requirements apply only to traditional, paper documents; separate codes of conduct may apply to electronic notarizations. Contact an appropriate vendor for supplies solutions.