Lost or Stolen Seal/Stamp Requirements

If the seal is lost, misplaced, destroyed, broken, damaged, or is rendered otherwise unworkable shall, the notary public must immediately mail or deliver written notice of that fact to the Secretary of State.

  • The Secretary of State, within five working days after receipt of the notice, if requested by a notary, shall issue a certificate of authorization which a notary may use to obtain a replacement seal. Government Code section 8207.3(e)

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