Illinois Notary – Apply By Mail

Become or renew your notary commission.


Ordering online is safe, easy and convenient. If you still prefer to apply by mail, just follow the simple steps below to start the application process.  

Illinois notary apply by mail

Select Your Notary Package


Includes extra E&O protection.
Traditional Notary
$ 99
4 Year Term Resident
1 Year Term Non-Resident $79.99
  • $5000 Notary Bond
  • $10,000 E&O Insurance
  • Self-Inking Notary Stamp
  • Notary Record Journal
  • State Filing Fee Included*
Best Value


Includes basic protection.
Traditional Notary
$ 59
4 Year Term Resident
1 Year Term Non-Resident $59.99
  • $5000 Notary Bond
  • $5000 E&O Insurance
  • Self-Inking Notary Stamp
  • State Filing Fee Included*

Package prices reflect savings over purchasing items individually. We will mail your customized stamp and other supplies within 5 business days after we receive proof of your notary commission. All Notary Express stamps come with a notary term guarantee.

*County Clerk fees are not included in notary package prices. Approved notaries will receive a notice from the County Clerk via postal mail requiring them to record their appointment and pay a nominal recording fee within 60 days of their approval date. If the appointment is not recorded within 60 days, the commission will be deactivated, their notary appointment cancelled and no refunds will be given by the Secretary of State or Notary Express.

Complete the Notary Application

Download the Illinois notary application and checklist.  Please print and fill out the state application completely.  To review the Illinois resident and non-resident notary qualifications, please click here.

Submit Application to Notary Express

Before sending us your application, please check the following:

  • Make sure your notary application is signed, witnessed and notarized by another Illinois notary
  • Choose the Deluxe Notary Package for $99.99 ($79.99 for non IL residents) or the Standard Notary Package for $59.99
  • Make check payable to:  Notary Express Inc.
  • Make sure to include a copy of your drivers license or state ID

Next, we will error check and review your application for accuracy, issue your notary bond and file your application with the Illinois Secretary of State.

Once you are approved as a notary public, we will ship your stamp and supplies to you upon receiving a copy of your commission certificate.  Please do not send original.  To avoid delays, please email or fax a copy of your commission certificate to us when you receive it.

Mail Us Your Application

Mail to:
Notary Express, 1116 W Bird Blvd, Peoria, IL 61615
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