Notary Bulletin Hotline Tip: How Do I Properly Dispose Of My Outdated Notary Seal? By NNA Staff on July 18, 2012 in Hotline Tips I recently renewed my commission and received my new Notary seal. How do I go about properly destroying my old Notary seal? – J.N. If the outdated item is a self-inking seal, you should deface the rubber part of the seal in a way that renders it unable to make an impression. I many cases a sharp object would suffice. An embosser must also be defaced so it is unable to make an impression. In this case it is necessary to use a tool or method that is capable of obscuring the embosser plates. There is no statute addressing specifically how to destroy your seal, so your goal is to simply ensure that the seal is no longer useable, thereby preventing theft and/or fraud. Email Share 2 Comments Add your commentLinda Lopez29 Mar 2015My husband was a notary and he just passed in Jan. What do I do with his notary things that have not expired?National Notary Association01 Apr 2015Hello Linda. We're sorry for your loss. In order to answer your question, can you please tell us what state your husband was commissioned in? If you need a response quickly, you can also contact our Hotline counselors at hotline@NationalNotary.org.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.