How to Become an Illinois Notary


How to Become a Notary Public in Illinois

  1. Complete the Online Illinois Notary Training Course (not required)
  2. Complete your notary application with the name you would like to appear on your certificate. Please understand that all notarizations will need to be performed using this name. Application included in course.
  3. The Secretary of State determines the effective date of your commission, not the bonding company.
  4. Notify your bonding company of the effective date of your commission after;
  5. You have registered with the county clerk. This bond will expire when your commission does.
  6. Your commission is not complete until you register the appointment with the county clerk's office.
  7. Do not purchase your notary public seal until you have received your notary commission from the county clerk's office.

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Illinois Notary Supplies


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    2018 ID Checking Guide, U.S. & Canada Edition

    2018 ID Checking Guide, U.S. and Canada
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    2018 ID Checking Guide, U.S. & Canada Edition

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    Driver's license and I.D. checking guide. A notary public should own a copy of the I.D. Checking Guide to use when verifying in- and out-of-state identification.
    $32.95 $16.95
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    Gold Foil Stickers

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    Gold Foil Stickers

    Gold Foil Stickers

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    $2.00
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    Illinois Notary Errors and Omissions Insurance

    Illinois Notary Errors and Omissions Insurance

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    Please select your desired term and coverage amount.  For Illinois notary applicants or new Illinois notaries, we recommend selecting the full 4-year term for coverage as long as you hold the current notary commission.

    $19.00$432.00
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    Notary Records Journal

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    Notary Records Journal

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    $14.95$17.95
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    MOJO: Modern Journal of Notarial Events

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    Modern Notary Journal (Soft Cover)

    MOJO: Modern Journal of Notarial Events

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    Keeping a notary journal is required by law in 16 states and strongly recommended in the rest.

    A journal is an important chronicle of your notarial actions and can help protect you in the event of future legal proceedings. The Modern Journal meets all state requirements and contains room for nearly 500 entries, with multiple notarizations per entry. Other features include:

    - 128 numbered heavy-weight pages
    - tamper-proof binding and sewn construction
    - time-saving checkboxes
    - complete instructions

    Every attempt has been made to strike the perfect balance between quality and economy - we hope you'll agree.

    $15.95$18.95
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    Classic Journal of Notarial Events

    Classic Notary Journal (Soft Cover)
    Classic Notary Journal (Soft Cover)

    Classic Journal of Notarial Events

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    $16.00$19.00
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    Inkless Thumbprint Pad

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    Inkless Thumbprint Pad

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    $9.95 $7.45
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    Loan Signing Agent Certification Course

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    Loan Signing Agent Course

    Loan Signing Agent Certification Course

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    $179.00 $45.00
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    Illinois Notary Stamp

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    Illinois Notary Stamp

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    Choose your desired Illinois notary stamp type below. Start by choosing the stamp type, then stamp color, then ink color. Not all notary stamps offer all options.

    $17.00$28.95
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    Illinois Notary Bond ($5,000)

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    Notary Bond

    Illinois Notary Bond ($5,000)

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    $30.00
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    Illinois Notary Embosser

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    Illinois Notary Embosser

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    Choose your desired Illinois notary embosser type and color below. Start by choosing the embosser type, then embosser color. Not all notary embossers offer all color options.
    $24.95$32.00
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    Illinois Notary Acknowledgment Stamp

    Illinois Notary Acknowledgment Stamp
    Illinois Notary Acknowledgment Stamp

    Illinois Notary Acknowledgment Stamp

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    $22.95
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    Illinois Notary Jurat Stamp

    Illinois Notary Jurat Stamp
    Illinois Notary Jurat Stamp

    Illinois Notary Jurat Stamp

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    $19.95
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    Embosser Impression Inker

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    Embosser Impression Inker

    Embosser Impression Inker

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    $14.95

Illinois Notary Requirements


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


Address:
111 E. Monroe

Springfield, IL 62756

Phone: 217-782-7017

Important Illinois Notary Links

Illinois State Website
Illinois Notary Application
Illinois Apostilles
Illinois Notary Database
Illinois Notary Handbook



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