Become an Illinois Notary Public

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Illinois Notary Commission Overview

The step-by-step process for becoming a notary public in the state of Illinois is detailed below. Once you are ready to shop for supplies, simply visit our store. As a national provider of notary supplies, notary bonds, insurance, and training, has pretty much everything you need to become an Illinois notary public.


Importance of Illinois Notary Training

As a notary public in the State of Illinois, you have unlimited financial liability on every document you notarize. You do not want to take the office of Notary Public lightly. The Illinois Notary Online Course is the fastest, easiest and most affordable way for you to learn what to do and how to protect yourself as a notary. Whether you are a new or current notary public, you should spend some time learning the laws.

How to Become a Notary Public in Illinois

Step-by-Step Instructions

How to Become a Notary Public in Illinois

1. Complete the Online Illinois Notary Training Course (not required).

2. Buy an Illinois notary bond.

3. Complete the application to become an Illinois notary.

4. The oath on the application has to be administered to you by a notary public, who will also notarize your application.

5. Photocopy both sides of your Illinois ID.

6. Submit your application, photocopied ID, and $15 fee. 

7. Receive your commission from the Secretary of State.

8. Purchase your notary stamp and other notary supplies.



Commission Term: 4 years
Minimum Age: 18 years old
Residency: Resident or Employee
Stamp/Seal: Inked Stamp
Journal: Recommended
Bond: $5,000
Application Fee: $10
Eligibility: No major convictions ( must swear to a list of questions on application)
Other: Be able to read and write English

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Springfield, IL 62756

Phone: 217-782-7017