Each notary public must have a seal of office, which can be
either a rubber stamp or a metal embosser. The seal must include
- his/her name as written in his/her official signature,
- the name of the county where his/her bond is filed,
- the words “notary public” and “Arkansas” and
- the date of expiration of the notary’s commission
Beginning January 1, 2006, the commission number assigned by the Arkansas Secretary of State must also be included. The seal must be clear and legible, and capable of photographic reproduction. When using an embosser, it is advisable to use an ink pad or carbon over the seal so that it can be photocopied. It is not lawful to purchase a notary seal showing the Great Seal of
Arkansas or an outline of the State of Arkansas. You will be required to purchase another.