Each court location having a clerk shall have its proper seal, which shall be kept by the clerk or by the records management officer or other designee of the Chief Court Administrator permitted to certify copies of inactive records pursuant to section 51-52. Any such court, and any public officer required by law to have an official seal, may place on file in the office of the Secretary of the State an impression of such seal, accompanied by a certificate, properly sworn to, of the genuineness of the same. The impression shall become a public record of the state; and the Secretary of the State shall certify to the genuineness of such seals when so required.