Corporate Seals: What You Need to Know

When forming a new entity, clients often ask, "Do I need a corporate seal?" Today we're taking a look at what a corporate seal is and why you may need one. 

To start, we're referring to the seal as a corporate seal, meaning it is the seal of a corporation. If the seal is for an LLC, it would be called a company seal. 

What is a Corporate Seal

A corporate or company seal is a stamp or embossed seal that contains your corporate or company information.

Each seal contains the name of your entity, the date of incorporation, and the state that the company or corporation was formed in.

Where to Use a Corporate Seal 

A corporate seal on a document indicates that the document is official.

A corporate seal can be used on any document however, here are a few of the document types they are most commonly used for:

  • Membership or stock certificates
  • Legal documents
  • Meeting minutes
  • Deeds
  • Sales agreements
  • Vendor contracts
  • Employment agreements

Are you required to have a corporate seal in Delaware?

No, you are not required to have a company seal for Delaware entities. That said, many of our clients choose to have one in order to make various documents more official.

How to order a corporate seal

Both our E-kit and Executive E-kit come with an electronic corporate seal in .png format. Our Executive packages come with a corporate embossed seal.

The ordering process is the same for a corporate or company seal. 

If you have already formed your entity and wish to purchase a corporate or company seal, we offer a self-inking stamp version as well as an embossed version.