Every notary in Hawaii is required to obtain a rubber stamp facsimile seal. Embosser style seals are no longer accepted.
The seal must:
- Be circular
- Be between one inch and two inches in diameter
- Have a serrated or milled edge border
- Clearly show the notary’s name, commission number, the words “notary public” and “State of Hawaii”.
Upon resignation, revocation, termination, or notary death the notary public, or their representative, must deliver the notary seal to the Attorney General office for defacing and destruction within ninety (90) days. Failure to deliver the seal within ninety days may result in a fine of up to $200 at the discretion of the court.
When used on tangible documents, the notary seal must be able to be copied together with the document it is stamped, affixed, attached to, or logically associated with. In other words, the seal must be reproduceable with the document it is intended for.