Texas Architectural Seals and Stamps

The Texas Board of Architectural Examiners makes it easy for architects to obtain and use their architectural seals and stamps. They post the images and files online that give the exact specifications for what is required and inform newly registered professionals to take the image to any company that can produce architectural seals and stamps. The following is a summary of what that image entails and the written guidelines included with it.

  • Texas architectural seals and stamps must be comprised of concentric circles, with a total diameter of no less than 1-1/2". On average, most people use a 1-5/8" seal in diameter.
  • A hollow rope pattern is used for the outermost border and the inner circle, which is set half or 5/8" in from the outer circle, has a solid rope pattern for its border.
  • The words “Registered Architect” must be displayed in the space between borders at the top, while two small and hollow five-pointed stars must act as divider decorations between the top and bottom halves. The words “State of Texas” must appear on the bottom half.
  • Inside the center area of the seal, at the top should be the architect's name and at the bottom should be their registration number. It should have a five-pointed star in the center, per the style indicated by the board's standard for Texas architectural seals and stamps for sealing architect-bound document

Texas Architecture Seal Requirements

So long as the Texas architectural seals or stamps used in a project meet the visual requirements, they may be produced via rubber stamp, embossed sticker, or electronic reproduction. An architect must sign and seal each set of construction documents they complete, or that someone they directly supervised completes.

This includes if they were completed electronically. The general rule of thumb given by the board on when to use Texas architectural seals and stamps on documents is if it will be used for obtaining a permit, regulation approval, or actual construction, then you must use your seal. If an architect drafts a design or wishes to use construction documents for a purpose other than those listed previously, they do not have to seal it, but they must note them clearly with “Not for regulatory approval, permitting, or construction”, which is the equivalent of voiding them.

An architect may not by law, allow anyone other than themselves, or someone they supervised, to use their Texas architectural seals and stamps, or use them for a non-related profession to gain approval.

Best Place to get Texas Board Approved Architectural Seals and Stamps

As Texas is very open with where it allows professionals to obtain their architectural seals and stamps, there are a lot of choices. The internet tends to offer the widest variety of suppliers, though choosing a good provider can seem a bit daunting. ESS, however, is one very reliable supply company that produces Texas architectural seals and stamps using the most up-to-date board-approved designs.

They offer the Texas seal in the popular 1- 5/8" sizing in a variety of rubber hand stamps, self-inking, pre-inked, and embossers. One of the reasons that using a supplier like Acorn Sales is superior to using a larger, general-focus company, is that an architect can rest assured that their documents will always be properly sealed because seals and stamps are their specialties.


Texas Self-Inking Architect Stamps

Looking for a seal that is backed by the state board? Look no further than the Self-Inking Texas Architect Stamp. This architect stamp is made to Texas board specifications and is available in 11 ink colors. It is also simple to use - press and print for easy stamping. Plus, this rubber stamp is excellent for repetitive stamping. The internal ink pad is also replaceable, so you can keep using your stamp for years to come. This is a great product for the Texas architect where you can easily stamp construction documents, architectural drawings, and much more.

Texas Architect Pre-Inked Stamps

Introducing the Slim Pre-Inked Texas Architect Seal Stamp – an easy-to-use stamp for licensed architects. This product features an exquisite slim design that is great for carrying around in your bag, making it easy to stamp documents on the go. Our pre-inked architect seal is made with oil-based ink, allowing you to achieve clear impressions with every use. With its simple press and print design, getting professional results has never been easier. And since it can be refilled when it starts running low on ink, you won’t have to constantly buy new stamps.

With our state board guarantee, you can trust that this architect stamp will be of top quality and meet all of your state requirements. Get up to 15,000 impressions before needing to reink and have the convenience of quiet and clean stamping every time! Choose what best meets your standards from 5 available colors: blue, red, purple, black, or green! This stamp is exactly what a licensed architect needs to help make their mark!

Texas Architect Seal Embosser (Soft Seal Model)

Become the envy of all your colleagues with this Professionally Licensed Architect Seal Embosser! It's perfect for a newly licensed architect looking to make a statement. With this embosser, you can make impressions that not only stand out but will adhere to state board requirements. Custom-designed and engraved, this embosser makes an impressive addition to any office. It's both convenient and portable due to its compact size, making it perfect to take on the go while still being able to get the job done quickly and professionally.

The rubberized handle provides extra support so you don't have to worry about hand fatigue even when sealing multiple documents! Plus, it comes in 4 different colors so you can pick one that best complements your style - choose from red, pink, blue or grey. You won't have any problems impressing papers up to 1 ½ inches either!

A bonus is that you'll receive a free digital seal sent in 6 file formats (DXF, DWG, JPG, PNG, PDF, and TIF) which will give your projects an extra boost of creativity. You'll also get a deluxe leatherette pouch for storage as well as a two-year warranty for peace of mind. Make sure you create professional seals every time - purchase the Professionally Licensed Architect Seal Embosser today!

Submittal & Review Stamps for Construction Documents

Did you know we also make submittal, review, and plan stamps? We make stamps and seals for primary construction documents to elaborate architectural drawings. We also make custom stamps if you need specific language on your plan stamps.


The right document stamps and seals can make all the difference when it comes to creating professional documents that bear your seal. Whether you need a Self-Inking Texas Architect Stamp, Pre-Inked Slim Seal Stamp, or an Embosser for Construction Documents - we've got you covered!

With our state board guarantee and a two-year warranty on select products, you can trust that these tools will help easily create sealed documents. Take control of your documents by upgrading from paper to digital today; get started with one of our high-quality document-bearing solutions now!

About ESS

If you have construction documents requiring an architect's seal, then you are in the right place. We make stamps and embossing seals for architects and other professionals for every state in the country. We work hard to stay current with all of your state board's specifications.

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