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May A Notary Use The Official Seal On Business Cards?

New Hotline Resized 3Am I allowed to have an image of my Notary seal on my business cards? — UNK, California

No.  A Notary Public cannot use the official notarial seal except for the purpose of carrying out official duties and responsibilities (Gov’t Code 8207).

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betty dedman

11 Feb 2019

OMGosh!!! Putting your stamp on your business card?!?!? GREAT way to pass it around and allow a forger to go to work!!! Please don't do this really dumb thing.

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