Illinois Notary Journals

Does Illinois require a notary journal?

No. There is no requirement in Illinois that a notary public keep a log book or journal. However, a notary may keep a journal for his or her own record keeping.

Source: Illinois Notary Public Handbook.

We created our Modern Journal of Notarial Events for the professional notary public. Our MOJO is ideal for signing agents, focusing on loan signings and common notarial acts, like healthcare directives and wills.  In nearly all states, it is typical for notary signing agents to record eight or more notarizations on a single line when performing a witness-only loan signing. This is accomplished by using the combination notarial act/document type checkboxes.

As you shop for journals, pay attention to the following features:

  • Hard v. Soft Cover
  • Type of Binding (Sewn, Perfect, Saddle-stitched/stapled)
  • Orientation (Portrait v. Landscape)
  • Number of Pages and Entries

Our notary journals are among the most respected in the industry.