The process for renewing your Illinois notary commission is the same as the process the first time you applied to become a notary in Illinois.
What are the steps to renew your Illinois notary commission?
- Purchase a four-year, $5,000 Illinois notary bond.
- Complete an Illinois notary application.
- Mail the completed and notarized Illinois notary application, the four-year, $5,000 Illinois notary bond, a copy of your driver's license, and the required appointment fee to the Secretary of State.
Once your Illinois notary renewal application is approved, the Illinois Secretary of State will mail your Illinois notary commission certificate to the county clerk's office where you reside. You will be notified by the county clerk’s office to appear in person to record and pickup your notary commission and pay a $5.00 fee. You have the option as well to record and pay the fee by mail. You have sixty days from the date that you receive the notice to appear before the county clerk. If you do not appear, your Illinois notary commission will be voided and you will need to start a new application to become an Illinois notary.
Since 1994, The American Association of Notaries has helped hundreds of thousands of Illinois notaries renew their Illinois notary commissions. Click here to renew your Illinois notary commission.