Do I Need a Notary Stamp in South Dakota?
South Dakota Notary Stamps – Yes! Required
S.D. Codified Laws § 18-1-3.1 requires each notary to have a seal for acknowledging documents. This seal of office can be either a stamp or seal embosser. Both rectangular and circular models are accepted.
Be aware requirements can differ in other states. South Dakota does not specify the shape, ink color, or dimensions for your chosen implement. There is a general legislative thrust towards reproducibility of the seal image, so consider an impression inker for an embosser and choose dark ink for the stamp.
Your official seal will include your name, along with the words “Notary Public” and “State of South Dakota”. If choosing a stamp, South Dakota requires the additional word “Seal” to be added. All seals need to be surrounded by a border. Your commission expiration date cannot be included on the seal itself but should be entered below the imprint. Contact an appropriate vendor for supplies.