Michigan Notary Stamps & Embossers

Does Michigan Require a Notary Stamp?

No. Michigan does not require a notary stamp. If the notary chooses to use a notary stamp, there are specific notary stamp requirements.

Source: Mich. Comp. Laws § 55.287. Signature of notary public; statements; stamp, seal, or electronic process; effect of illegible statement. Sec. 27.

  (1) A notary public shall place his or her signature on every record upon which he or she performs a notarial act. The notary public shall sign his or her name exactly as his or her name appears on his or her application for commission as a notary public.
  (2) On each record that a notary public performs a notarial act and immediately near the notary public’s signature, as is practical, the notary public shall print, type, stamp, or otherwise imprint mechanically or electronically sufficiently clear and legible to be read by the secretary and in a manner capable of photographic reproduction all of the following in this format or in a similar format that conveys all of the same information:
  (a) The name of the notary public exactly as it appears on his or her application for commission as a notary public.
  (b) The statement: “Notary public, State of Michigan, County of __________.”.
  (c) The statement: “My commission expires __________.”.
  (d) If performing a notarial act in a county other than the county of commission, the statement: “Acting in the County of __________.”.
  (e) The date the notarial act was performed.
  (f) If applicable, whether the notarial act was performed using an electronic notarization system under section 26a or performed using a remote electronic notarization platform under section 26b.