Do I Need a Notary Stamp in Texas?
Texas Notary Stamps – Yes! Required
According to Tex. Gov’t Code Ann. § 406.013, a notary public should keep a seal of office with which he or she will authenticate all official acts. You can do so using a stamp or embosser. Just make sure image created by either is clear, legible, and capable of photographic reproduction.
Texas state statute defines that a circular form may be no more than 2-inches in diameter, while the rectangle should be no greater than 1-inch in width and 2.5-inches in length (1Wx2.5L). Choose the shape which suits your practice.
To be considered an official seal of the notary public office in Texas, include your name, date of commission expiration, notary identification number, along with the words “Notary Public” and “State of Texas” around a five-point star. New notaries or those renewing commissions after January 1, 2016, must include the identification number issued by the Secretary of State. You are not required to have the identification number included on the stamp or embosser until this time. Contact an appropriate vendor.