Do I Need a Notary Stamp in New Mexico?
New Mexico Notary Stamps – Yes! Required
According to New Mexico’s Notary Public Act (see subsection § 14-12A-18), notaries are required to have an official seal for certifying all notarial acts. Do so using either an inked stamp or embosser.
If choosing a stamp, make sure it is a rectangular model. A round stamp will not be deemed acceptable. For an embosser, you must be certain the raised impression is photographically reproducible. What does this mean? The seal image has to be dark enough for copies, scans, and other forms of digital reproduction. You will want a seal impression inker to go along with the embosser. Rub the inker over the raised impression to darken and you have conformed with the state statute on reproducible seal images.
Use personal preference in combination with best judgement when deciding on ink color and dimensions for the chosen implement. Be aware other states you plan to do business in may have such requirements defined.
In New Mexico, an official notary public’s seal will include your exact name as it appears on the application for appointment and the words “Notary Public, State of New Mexico”. This is the minimum demanded. You may also choose to include a commission expiration date. Contact an appropriate vendor for options.