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TN Administrative Rule (Seal)

Notary Law Update: TN Administrative Rule (Seal)

State: Tennessee

Summary:

TCA 8-16-206(a), enacted this year, provides that the Secretary of State shall prescribe and design an official seal to be used by a Tennessee Notaries. This rule provides the design of the seal as required by statute.

Signed:  June 10, 2004

Effective:  October 28, 2004

Chapter: N/A

Affects:

Creates Section 1360-7-2-.01 of the Tennessee Administrative Code

Changes:
  1. Requires the seal to be circular in shape.
  2. Requires the name of the Notary as it appears on the commission to be printed at the top of the seal, the county of election at the bottom and the words "State of Tennessee Notary Public" or "Tennessee Notary Public" printed in the center.
  3. Provide that Effective July 1, 2004, and until the expiration of his/her current term of office, a Notary commissioned prior to July 1, 2004, shall use either the Notary seal design identified above, or a Notary seal that substantially conforms to the following design: a circular seal with the Notary public’s name as it appears on the commission printed at the top, the county of election and state printed at the bottom, and "Notary Public at Large” printed in the center.
Analysis:

TCA 8-16-206(a), enacted this year, provides that the Secretary of State shall prescribe and design an official seal to be used by a Tennessee Notaries. The seal of office may be a rubber stamp or other such type of stamp that imprints the seal in any color other than black or yellow, provided the color used to imprint the seal shall be clearly legible and appear as black when photocopied on a non-color copier. This rule provides the design of the seal as required by statute.

Read the text of the administrative rule.

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