Before ordering your Notary Seal be sure that the supplier understands the PA Notary Seal Requirements.
ACT 151 OF 2002 repealed the Notary Public Law requirement to utilize both a Notarial Seal and an Embosser for the authentication of notarized documents.
The embosser which leaves a raised impression on documents may be used solely at the Notary Public’s option but is not required. As a result of the repeal of the Notary Public embosser requirement, the wording Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is recommended to be placed along the top perimeter of the Notarial Seal. However it is not required. The wording simply provides notice that the Notary is commissioned in Pennsylvania which was previously contained on the embosser.
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