Notary Bulletin Hotline Tip: How Do I Properly Dispose Of My Outdated Notary Seal?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 – J.N. If the outdated item is a self-inking seal, you should deface the rubber part of the seal in a way that renders it unable to make an impression.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 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.