Massachusetts Notary Stamps & Embossers

Does Massachusetts Require a Notary Stamp?

Yes. Massachusetts requires a notary stamp.

Source: Revised Executive Order No. 455 (04-04) § 5(c).
“Notaries must have and use a stamp or seal. It can be either a black ink stamp, or a seal that makes an indentation on the paper. The stamp or seal must contain: (1) the notary public’s name; (2) the words “notary public,” “Commonwealth of Massachusetts” or “Massachusetts,” and “my commission expires on” or “my commission expires” or “commission expires” (all of which indicate the commission expiration date); and (3) a facsimile of the great seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. If you are a current notary and have a seal that has all of this information except for the expiration date, you may obtain a black ink stamp that has your name and the expiration date. You then would use both the stamp and the seal each time you notarize a document.”