Illinois Notary

Become or renew your notary commission today!


Notary Express offers a few simple steps to become or renew your notary commission. With our help, becoming a notary is easy, fast and affordable.  Our notary packages contain everything you need, in accordance with Illinois law, to perform your notarial duties correctly and efficiently.

We offer Standard and Deluxe Packages that include basic and additional layers of E&O protection and supplies.  Review the Illinois notary qualifications and package options below.

Select Your Notary Package​


Includes extra E&O protection.
Traditional Notary
$ 104
4 Year Term Resident
1 Year Term Non-Resident $84.99
  • $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
$ 64
4 Year Term Resident
1 Year Term Non-Resident $64.99
  • $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 supplies come with a notary term guarantee.

Submit Application to Notary Express

After completing your notary application in our online system, please do the following:

  • Print the completed notary application or choose to have the documents mailed to you
  • Apply your signature and make sure it is witnessed and notarized by another Illinois notary
  • Include a copy of your drivers license or state ID with your application
  • Mail your application to Notary Express

Next, we will error check and review your application for accuracy, issue your notary bond and file your application with the 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 the original.  

To avoid delays, please email or fax a copy of your commission certificate to us when you receive it.  

Don’t want to order online? You can apply by mail

Applying online is safe, easy, and fast. If you prefer to apply offline, just follow our simple steps to start the application process.

The state may require additional time to complete processing. During peak renewal times, processing time may take even longer when applying by mail.

Notary Public Qualifications

To become or renew as an Illinois Notary Public, you must: