Your One-Stop Shop to Become an Illinois Notary


The American Association of Notaries offers a simple step-by-step guide to become an Illinois notary. With our help, becoming an Illinois notary is easy and hassle-free.

To become an Illinois notary you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a resident alien of the United States of America
  • Be a resident of Illinois for at least 30 days
  • Be able to read and write the English language
  • Not have a conviction of a felony and not had a commission revoked during the past ten years

How It Works


Purchase a four-year $5,000 Illinois notary bond

The notary bond is required by Illinois notary law in order to qualify for an Illinois notary commission. Our Illinois notary bond comes a with a four-year, $5,000 Illinois notary errors and omissions insurance policy at no additional charge to you.

Mail your completed Illinois notary application to the State

Mail the Illinois notary application, notary bond, copy of your driver’s license and a $10.00 filing to the Illinois Secretary of State. Or you can mail the forms to us and we will review your notary application and file it with the state on your behalf.

Pickup your Illinois notary commission from the county clerk’s office

Approximately 3-4 weeks after submitting the application, the county clerk's office will notify you by mail to pickup your Illinois notary commission and pay a $5.00 fee. This is the final step to become an Illinois notary

Purchase Illinois notary supplies

Once approved as an Illinois notary, you need to purchase an Illinois notary stamp and a record book to perform notarial acts

Email us a copy of your commission certificate.

Fax or email a copy of your Illinois notary commission certificate so we can prepare and ship your Illinois notary stamp, record book and any additional notary supplies that you have ordered.

  1. Order your four-year, $5,000 Illinois notary bond.

    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. As an approved Illinois bonding agency, the American Association of Notaries, Inc. can do this for you. 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 Secretary of State's office 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 a 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.

    Illinois Notary Public Bond

    $30.00
    Four-year, $5,000 Illinois notary bond via email in one-day
    Included
    Four-year, $5,000 Illinois errors & omissions insurance policy included at no additional charge
    Your Cost $30.00
  2. Order your Illinois notary supplies.

    All of our Illinois notary stamps and notary supplies are manufactured in-house, come with a lifetime replacement guarantee, and conform to Illinois notary laws. We will mail you the notary supplies once you email us or mail us a copy of your Illinois notary commission certificate. Please choose one of the notary supplies packages listed below. You will receive everything you need to perform your Illinois notary duties.

    Value Package I


    $19.95
    Cosco self-inking notary stamp - Item #210
    $ 9.95
    Illinois notary record book - Item #702
    $19.00
    Free one-year membership to AAN
    A $19.00 value included with supply order at no additional cost
    A Total Value $48.90
    Your Cost $12.95

    Value Package II


    $19.95
    Trodat self-inking notary stamp - Item #201
    $ 9.95
    Illinois notary record book - Item #702
    $19.00
    Free one-year membership to AAN
    A $19.00 value included with supply order at no additional cost
    A Total Value $48.90
    Your Cost $12.95
  3. Mail your completed Illinois notary application to the the Secretary of State's office.

    After you checkout, we will email you the Illinois notary application with the bond section completed and signed by the American Association of Notaries. The email will also include step-by-step instructions on how to complete the Illinois notary application process. Mail the application, a copy of the front and back of your driver's license, and a $10.00 application fee to the Illinois Secretary of State's office. This is the fastest and easiest way to become an Illinois notary public.

  4. Pick up your Illinois notary commission certificate from 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 in the county that you reside in. The county clerk’s office will notify you by mail to either appear in person to record and to pick up your notary commission certificate and pay a $5.00 fee or you can request that your notary commission certificate get mailed to you and pay a $10.00 fee. You have sixty days to complete this final step to become an Illinois notary. If you do not, your notary commission will be voided.

  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 supplies package.

Do you want to apply by mail?

Please follow these three simple steps and mail us your completed notary application. We will get you approved as an Illinois notary in four to six weeks.

  1. Click here to print the Illinois notary application forms.
  2. Select the complete Illinois notary package listed on the order. Choose your stamp ink and case color. All of our Illinois notary products are manufactured in-house, comply with Illinois notary laws, and come with a lifetime replacement guarantee.
  3. Mail us your completed Illinois notary application, order form, a copy of your driver’s license and payment. We will review your application for accuracy, issue the bond, and file it with the Secretary of State. We will ship your notary supplies to you once you are approved as an Illinois notary public.

Illinois 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 (established 1900). Kal Tabbara is a licensed insurance agent in Illinois.