2018 New Idaho Notary Stamp RequirementsAndy Johnson
Every current Idaho Notary Public must use the new stamp format starting October 1, 2018. All existing stamps must be destroyed or disabled after September 30, 2018.
NOTARY STAMP PURCHASING INFORMATION
Your notary certificate, as provided by the Idaho Secretary of State, grants you the authority to purchase a notary stamp. All notary stamps USED on or after October 1, 2018, must conform to the following standard (as per I.C. 51-117, 118):
- The stamp must be an inked stamp.
- The stamp must have a serrated or milled-edge border.
- The stamp must be in a rectangular or circular form.
- The stamp shall not exceed two and one-fourth (2.25) inches by one (1) inch if rectangular, or one and three-fourths (1.75) inches in diameter if circular.
- The stamp must include the following:
- Notary Public
- State of Idaho
- The notary name. (It must be exactly as it appears on your certificate.)
- (NEW) The notary’s state-issued commission number.
- The stamp may include the following:
- “My commission expires:” followed by your current commission expiration date.
- Nothing more is permitted on a notary stamping device. Please refer to the samples below for guidance in purchasing your notary stamp.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions.
Three ways to quickly locate your notary commission number:
- You can use the Notary Public Online Search to find your commission number. Simply enter your name as it appears on your notary certificate. This search will also indicate whether your commission is still active and the expiration date of your commission.
- You can find your commission number on your notary certificate. If you were originally commissioned prior to July 2017, your notary certificate will indicate a filing number rather than a commission number. Your filing number is your notary commission number.
- You can contact the state. Please email them at email@example.com or call (208) 332-2811.
Order your Idaho Notary Stamp now. You must have this new format to be able to perform notary service on or after October 1, 2018.