Your Cookies are Disabled! sets cookies on your computer to help improve performance and provide a more engaging user experience. By using this site, you accept the terms of our cookie policy. Learn more.

How Many Times Do I Affix A Notary Seal To A Document?

New Hotline Resized 3When completing an acknowledgment, should just the certificate of acknowledgment be notarized or could the seal be stamped on the document as well? — E. B., California

The seal must be placed only on the notarial certificate, close to your signature.

Hotline answers are based on the laws in the state where the question originated and may not reflect the laws of other states. If in doubt, always refer to your own state statutes. – The Editors

Confronted with a tricky notarization? Unsure how to proceed? NNA members have unlimited access to our expertly trained NNA Hotline counselors to help you with all of your notarial questions. Call 1-888-876-0827, Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. PST; Saturday, 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST.

View All: Hotline Tips

1 Comment

Add your comment

SD Notary

09 Apr 2018

Good information, when I notarized a "maternal/paternal" document I was sealing beside each of the 2 signatures, but just signed in the block provided for my information. Thank you for posting this information!!

Leave a Comment

Required *

All comments are reviewed and if approved, will display.