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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 4-Year Notary Term.

Become an Illinois notary public

Becoming an Illinois Notary Public is 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 not been convicted of a felony and not had a commission revoked during the past 10 years?

If you have answered yes to all of the above, just follow these five simple steps to start the application process.
You will receive everything that is required to become a Illinois Notary Public.

Step 1:

Order your 4-year, $5,000 Illinois notary bond from the American Association of Notaries.

It is a state requirement that all new Illinois notary public applicants provide a 4-year, $5,000 Illinois notary bond. The cost of the 4-year, $5,000 Illinois notary bond is only $30. Your $5,000 Illinois notary bond includes a $5,000 notary errors and omissions insurance policy for your protection at no extra cost. To speed up the notary application commissioning process, if your order your bond before 12:00 noon C.T., we will email you the same day your notary bond and the application form with complete instructions so you can file it with the Secretary of State's office. Click on the “Add to Cart” button below to purchase the bond.

Notary Public Bond
 
4-year, $5,000 Illinois notary bond via email in 1-day $30.00
 
4-Year, $5,000 Illinois errors & omissions insurance policy included at no additional charge Included
Your Cost: $30.00
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Step 2:

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

Illinois notary law requires every notary to use a rectangular, inked stamp with black ink only on every notary certificate. The stamp impression should not be more than one inch in height by two and one-half inches in length. All of our Illinois notary stamps, seals, and record books are made in-house, come with a lifetime replacement guarantee, and comply with Illinois notary laws. Select one of the complete Illinois notary supply packages from below and then click on the "add to cart" button.

Value Package I
 
Illinois notary self-inking rectangular stamp - Item #201 $24.95
 
Free 1-year membership to AAN – A $19.00 value included with supply order at no additional cost $19.00
OR
Value Package II
 
Illinois notary self-inking rectangular stamp - Item #201 $24.95
 
Illinois notary record book - Item #702 $8.95
 
Free 1-year membership to AAN – A $19.00 value included with supply order at no additional cost $19.00
A Total Value of: $43.95
Your Cost: $17.95
A Total Value of: $52.90
Your Cost: $26.90
Add to Cart
Add to Cart

Step 3:

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

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 you will receive from us for proper completion of the Illinois notary application. 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 60 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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If you prefer to pay by check, mail us your completed Illinois notary application, supply order form, and payment. We will review your application for accuracy and completeness before filing it with the Illinois Secretary of State's office. We will mail your supplies to you once you are approved as an Illinois notary public.

To receive a Illinois notary application by mail, email us at sales@usnotaries.com.

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Notary bonds and errors and omissions insurance policies provided by this insurance agency, 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, a licensed insurance agent.