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Notaries Public in Illinois

Welcome to the Notary Near Me ™ page for Illinois. Click on the links above to find a notary in Illinois by city. Once you locate an Illinois Notary Public, view details of their professional notary experience on their profile page, such as whether they are a loan signing agent, or can receive e-docs.

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Become a Notary Public in Illinois

The information and links below provide a general overview of how to become a Notary Public in Illinois


Notaries in Illinois are appointed by the Secretary of State for a 4 year term. In order to become a Notary Public in Illinois, you must be 18 years of age or older and be a legal resident of Illinois. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent alien residents able to read and write English. Applicants may not have had a felony conviction or have had a Notary commission revoked within the previous 10 years.

A complete overview of qualifications and requirements for being appointed as an IL Notary Public can be viewed on the Secretary of State website:

Notary Public IL Mobile Notary Fees

There are not any restrictions on the amount an Illinois Mobile Notary may charge as a travel fee. Mobile notaries may charge extra for late night signings, as well as hospital and jail signings.

Notary Public IL Maximum Notary Fees

Maximum notarization fees are based on the Illinois Government Code Section 3-104. Refer to The Notary Public Handbook to see the maximum notary fees.

Illinois Notary Public Acknowledgment Information

An acknowledgment is the notary act of a signer declaring to a Notary Public that they have willingly signed a document. The act of presenting a signed document before a Notary Public and asking the Notary Public to notarize the signature constitutes acknowledging signing the document. The signer may sign the document before being in the presence of the Notary Public, however, the signer must appear before the Notary Public to sign the notary journal and receive the affixation of the notary seal on the notary certificate.

Illinois Notary Public Jurat Information

A Jurat is the notary act of a signer swearing under oath before a Notary Public that the statement in the notarized document is true. Jurat certificate wording must accompany all Jurat notary acts in one of the following: within the document itself, after the signature area(s), or on an attached certificate form.