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May I order a second Notary stamp as a backup?

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I heard it's a good idea to have more than one stamp in case the ink on your original stamp runs out. Can I order another stamp in the middle of my commission? If so, do I have to go through the agency I got my first stamp from, or can I go anywhere?J.J., Florida

Many Notaries find it valuable to have an extra stamp on hand if the ink in the stamp runs out or the stamp breaks. Florida Notaries may have more than one stamp, and you are not required to go to the same place you purchased your original stamp.

For information on seal purchase rules in other states, please see our U.S. Notary Reference page.

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

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Sally Hartwig

15 Feb 2024

Not confronted by tricky notarizations.

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