Illinois Notary

Become or renew your notary commission today!

Illinois

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​

DELUXE

Includes extra E&O protection.
Traditional Notary
$ 99
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

STANDARD

Includes basic protection.
Traditional Notary
$ 59
99
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 supplies 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.

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 and your local county 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:

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