Do I Need a Notary Stamp in New York?
New York Notary Stamps – No! Unrequired
According to N.Y. Exec. § 137, a notary public is NOT required to apply a seal or stamp. However, below the notary’s signature which validates the act, you ARE required to typewrite or stamp in black ink your name, the words “Notary Public State of New York,” the name of the county of original qualification, and the commission expiration date.
New York notaries do not need a seal stamp. But choosing to purchase one can make your life easier in terms of workflow management. A simple stamping device can save you hours of time typewriting the required information below your signature. Also consider the guidelines for notarizations in other states if you plan on doing business or having a document pass through out of New York. There could be separate requirements. Please consult a corresponding guide. Embossers create an embellishment traditional to notarized documents. You might want to add such an elegant touch.
Use personal preference in combination with best judgement when deciding on your stamp or seal seal design, ink color, shape, and dimensions. Since left undefined in New York’s state statute, it is your decision how to have it constructed. Contact an appropriate vendor for custom needs.