A.C.A. § 21-14-107
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Title 21 Public Officers and Employees
Chapter 14 Notaries Public
Subchapter 1 -- General Provisions
A.C.A. § 21-14-107 (2011)
21-14-107. Signature -- Seal.
(a) (1) At the time of notarization, the notary public shall sign his or her official signature on every notary certificate.
(2) The official signature shall be the signature on file with the Secretary of State at the time of signing.
(b) (1) Under or near a notary public's official signature on every notary certificate, the notary public shall provide a seal of his or her office, which shall be either a rubber stamp seal or a seal embosser. The seal shall be clear and legible and capable of photographic reproduction.
(2) The seal shall include:
(A) The notary public's name exactly as he or she writes his or her official signature;
(B) The name of the county where the notary public's bond is filed;
(C) The words "notary public" and "Arkansas";
(D) The date upon which the notary public's commission expires; and
(E) The notary public's commission number issued by the Secretary of State if the notary public has been issued a commission number.
(c) A notary seal shall not include the Seal of the State of Arkansas or an outline of the state.
(d) The seal and certificate of the notary public commission are the exclusive property of the notary public and must be kept in the exclusive control of the notary public.
(e) The seal and certificate of the notary public commission shall not be surrendered to an employer upon termination of employment, regardless of whether or not the employer paid for the seal or for the commission.
HISTORY: Rev. Stat., ch. 104, § 7; C. & M. Dig., § 7976; Pope's Dig., § 10369; Acts 1981, No. 672, § 2; A.S.A. 1947, § 12-1402; Acts 2001, No. 1274, § 4; 2005, No. 1962, § 104; 2005, No. 2274, § 2.