Notary Bulletin Hotline Tip: Using A Notary Seal If Your State Doesn't Require It By NNA Staff on January 04, 2010 in Hotline Tips While some states don’t legally require a Notary to use a seal, they can add authenticity and professionalism to a document. In the absence of a seal, states often require that the Notary’s name, title and commission expiration date be stamped, typed or printed in ink that can be photocopied near the signature of the Notary. A seal can accomplish this in states that require it, and even in non-seal states, redundancy of this information in a seal still has value. For example, if you’re notarizing a document that’s going out of state, it could be challenged or questioned in a state that requires seals. Email Share Leave a Comment Required * Name * Email *(for verfication purposes only) Comment * Enter the text shown in this image *(text is case sensitive)All comments are reviewed and if approved, will display.