Please see IL State Legislation on Remote Notarization and guidance.
- Electronic notary bond is $25,000 or one bond for $30,000 that includes both traditional and electronic notary
- Electronic notaries must keep video recording in addition to journal record for each e-notarization for a period of no less than 7 years, regardless of whether the act was actually completed
- New statue separates Remote Notarial Acts as Remote Ink Notarizations and Electronic Notarial Acts as Remote Online Notarizations
o Remote notarial act – can be done by audio-video communication but requires the notary uses their physical stamp to notarize the document, not an electronic seal or signature
o Requires an additional $25,000 bond in addition to their traditional $5,000 notary bond