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.


Illinois Notary Supplies Package

Our Illinois Notary Supplies Package includes a notary bond, journal, and stamp for only $49. Customize your supply package with add-ons including our Illinois notary course, a notary journal, acknowledgment or jurat stamp, and more.

How to Become a Notary Public in Illinois

Step-by-Step Instructions

How to Become an Illinois Notary Public

1. Take a state-approved Illinois notary course.

2. Purchase an Illinois Notary bond and application. Your Notary application is included on the bond form. We fill out the bond section of your Notary application; you complete the application. You can view a sample Illinois Notary bond and application here: Illinois Notary Public Application Checklist/Notary Public Application.

3. Bring your application to an Illinois Notary, who will administer the Oath and notarize your application.

4. Photocopy both sides of your driver's license or other state-issued ID and attach it to your application.

5. Submit your application with the copy of your ID, and the $15 filing fee.

6. Order your Notary stamp, journal, and other Illinois Notary supplies.

7. Receive your commission from the Secretary of State.


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