California Government Code

Sec. § 8207.2


No notary seal or press stamp shall be manufactured, duplicated, sold, or offered for sale unless authorized by the Secretary of State.


The Secretary of State shall develop and implement procedures and guidelines for the issuance of notary seals on or before January 1, 1992.


The Secretary of State shall issue a permit with a sequential identification number to each manufacturer or vendor authorized to issue notary seals. The Secretary of State may establish a fee for the issuance of the permit which shall not exceed the actual costs of issuing the permit.


The Secretary of State shall develop a certificate of authorization to purchase a notary stamp from an authorized vendor.


The certificate of authorization shall be designed to prevent forgeries and shall contain a sequential identification number.


This section shall become operative on January 1, 1992.

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