Frequently Asked Questions
What do I do with an expired notary stamp?
When your commission expires you need to ensure you are properly disposing of your expired materials. This means none of your materials should be usable when you throw them away-- you do not want to discard a seal that can still be used to make an impression.
To ensure an impression cannot be made, we recommend you remove the rubber impression pad from the base of the stamp and cut it into pieces. For additional security, you can dispose of the pieces in separate receptacles.
For the embosser, break the die insert into two pieces, or as many pieces as you can. If you cannot break it, file some of the raised portions of the insert so it will not create an impression.
Never throw your old commission information away fully intact; you do not want someone using your information.