SD Secretary of State
Administrative Services Overview
Getting a Notary Seal
What About the Notary Seal?
Notary Seal may be purchased at an office supply company,
stationery store, or a print shop. There are three types of seals that are
generally available for purchase -- the embossing seal, the rubber stamp and
the perma-stamp. Any one of the three stamps is acceptable as a notary seal.
The seal must contain the applicant's name, the words "Notary Public" and
"South Dakota", and a border surrounding the imprint. If a rubber stamp is
used, the word "Seal" must be included on the stamp.
A notary must write, print or use a device made for such
printing, the words "My commission expires" and the expiration date below the
official seal imprint. If the words are printed on the form, the notary need
not duplicate them.
It is absolutely necessary that the imprint of the
applicant's Notary Seal be included on the Application-Oath and Bond form
when it is submitted to the Office of the Secretary of State.