Do I Need a Notary Stamp in North Carolina?
North Carolina Notary Stamps – Yes! Required
According to North Carolina’s Notary Public Act (see subsection § 10B-37), all notaries are required to affix a seal near the notary’s official signature on the notarial certificate of record. You can do so using either an inked stamp or embosser.
Exorcise personal preference in combination with best judgement when deciding on ink color and shape for the chosen implement. Any color and round or rectangular models are acceptable. Be aware other states may have other requirements defined.
If choosing a circular seal, make sure it is no more than 2-inches in diameter and no less than 1.5. The rectangular seal should not be over 1-inch in Height and 2.5-inches in Width (1Wx2.5H). When impressed, both should enclose the seal perimeter in some type of visible border.
To make your seal North Carolina official, include the notary’s name exactly as commissioned and the words “Notary Public”, “County” or “Co” [followed by county of commissioning], and “North Carolina” (abbreviated to “N.C.” or “NC” if desired). The commission expiration date is also often added. Contact an appropriate vendor for options.