How to Become a Notary Public in Illinois

Illinois Notary Requirements:

  • Minimum Age: 18 years old
  • Residency: Resident of at least 30 days

  • Bond Required: $5,000 for the 4-year commission term

  • Application Fee: $10

  • Must be able to read and write English. Must not have been convicted of a felony, and no notary commission revoked in the last 10 years

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Step by Step instructions on how to become an Illinois Notary.

1. Purchase a $5,000 Notary Bond and any supplies you will need such as a stamp/embosser, journal and recommended online notary training.

2. After the application process is complete you will be commissioned as a notary.

3. Once you receive your notary commission certificate, please forward a copy to us at so we can ship your supplies.

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Now is the time! Our simple process makes becoming a notary or renewing an easy to understand and quick to complete the application process. We have the information you need to get started today.