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Am I Allowed To Use A Signature Stamp?

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As a Colorado Notary, am I allowed to sign documents with a signature stamp?J.D., Colorado

No, the Colorado Notary Public Act does not explicitly permit Notaries to use a signature stamp, and it implies that the Notary’s official signature must be handwritten on a paper document. (See CRS 12-55-112[4.5].)

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Joni Wiggins

03 Apr 2017

What about using a date stamp or a Name stamp? i.e.: September 3, 2016, Jane Doe, Notary Public?

National Notary Association

03 Apr 2017

Hello. So we can answer your question, can you please tell us what state you are commissioned in?

Ernestine Alston

03 Apr 2017

My understanding is, there will no printable certificate on line, how do you get it, will it be sent in mail???

Delores Williams

12 Apr 2017

As a Notary Public of California, the majority of my customers are unaware about crossing out inapplicable (blank) sections and or writing “See attached Notary Certificate”. Does the National Notary Association have global software to notify agencies to include instructions directly on the documents on how to handle inapplicable sections concerning notarial services? Customers are frustrated when they have to contact agencies at office on how to cross-out inapplicable sections on the documents. Sometimes the Customer has reschedule Notary Public appointments because the agencies are unavailable due to the time zone.

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