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Become an Illinois Notary Public

The Fast and Easy Way to Become an Illinois Notary Public
from $30.00 for a four-Year Notary Term.

Become an Illinois notary public

Becoming an Illinois Notary Public is as easy as 1-2-3!

To become an Illinois notary

you must be able to answer "yes" to all of the following questions:

  • Are you 18 years old or older?
  • Are you a U.S. citizen or a resident alien of the United States of America?
  • Have you lived or worked in Illinois for at least 30 days?
  • Can you read and write English?
  • Have you not been convicted of a felony and not had a commission revoked during the past ten years?

If you have answered "yes" to all of the above, just follow the five simple steps listed below to start the application process. We will email you the Illinois notary bond, application form, and instructions to file your application with the state.

If you prefer to apply by mail, please download the forms by clicking on the "Apply by Mail" button below, and mail us the completed application with your payment. We will check your application for accuracy before filing it with the state. We will mail you the notary supplies once you are approved as a notary.

Apply by Mail

Step 1:

Order your four-year, $5,000 Illinois notary bond from the American Association of Notaries.

The American Association of Notaries, Inc. is an authorized bonding agency in the State of Illinois. In order for the Illinois Secretary of State to approve your notary application, a bonding agent authorized to conduct business in Illinois must complete the bond section on the notary application. Once you purchase the bond from our website, we will email you the application with the bond section completed and signed. All you need to do is fill in your personal information on the application, get it notarized, and mail it to the state with a copy of your driver's license. This is the fastest and most affordable way to become a notary in Illinois.

Your notary bond comes with four-year, $5,000 errors and omissions insurance policy at no additional cost to you. To continue, click on the “Add to Cart” button below to purchase the bond.

Notary Public Bond
 
Four-year, $5,000 Illinois notary bond via email in one-day $30.00
 
Four-year, $5,000 Illinois errors & omissions insurance policy included at no additional charge Included
Your Cost: $30.00
Add to Cart

Step 2:

Order your Illinois notary supplies from the American Association of Notaries.

All of our Illinois notary stamps and notary supplies are made in-house, come with a lifetime replacement guarantee, and conform to Illinois notary laws. We will mail you the notary supplies once you are approved as a notary.

View items included in Value Package I and Value Package II

Value Package I
 
Cosco self-inking notary stamp - Item #210 $18.95
 
Illinois notary record book - Item #702 $8.95
 
Free one-year membership to AAN – A $19.00 value included with supply order at no additional cost $19.00
OR
Value Package II
 
Trodat self-inking notary stamp - Item #201 $18.95
 
Illinois notary record book - Item #702 $8.95
 
Free one-year membership to AAN – A $19.00 value included with supply order at no additional cost $19.00
A Total Value of: $46.90
Your Cost: $12.95
A Total Value of: $46.90
Your Cost: $12.95
Add to Cart
Add to Cart

Step 3:

Mail your completed Illinois notary application and notary bond to the state.

Once you checkout, we will email you the Illinois notary application with the bond section completed and signed by a CNA Surety bonding agent. Mail your completed Illinois notary application and the notary bond you received via email from us to the Illinois Secretary of State's office address listed on the notary application with a $10 application fee. Follow the instructions listed on the email. This is the fastest and easiest way to become an Illinois notary public.

Step 4:

Record your official signature with the county clerk's office.

The Illinois Secretary of State's office will mail your Illinois notary commission certificate to the county clerk's office of your residence county. You will be notified at the home address you listed on the notary application to submit a specimen of your official notary signature either by mail with a fee of $10 or in person with a fee of $5. You have sixty days to complete this final step. If you do not, your notary commission will be voided.

Step 5:

Fax or email us a copy of your Illinois notary commission certificate.

Fax or email a copy of your Illinois notary commission certificate to 1-800-721-2664 or sales@usnotaries.com so we can prepare and ship your Illinois notary supply package.

 

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Notary bonds and errors and omissions insurance policies provided by this insurance agency, the American Association of Notaries, Inc., are underwritten by Western Surety Company, Universal Surety of America, or Surety Bonding Company of America, which are subsidiaries of CNA Surety. American Association of Notaries, is owned by Kal Tabbara, licensed insurance agent.