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Hotline Tip: What Should I Do If I Applied My Stamp Upside Down?

NNA Hotline Tips For NotariesI mistakenly placed the stamp upside down on the certificate I was notarizing; do I have to start over? – C.B., Tolleson, AZ

A document that you stamped upside-down will still be acceptable, as long as it is a clear and legible seal impression.


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Renee King

04 Jun 2017

A notary stamped my document upside down and I don't know how to get a hold of her. Karen B Hays Notary Public State of Colorado Notary ID 20094009211. I need to contact this person. Can you help?

National Notary Association

08 Jun 2017

Hello. You may first wish to check if the Notary has contact information available or a listing on a public directory such as Another option would be to contact the Colorado Secretary of State's office at 1-303-894-2200 to ask if they can assist you.

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