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Welcome to the 123notary.com Illinois mobile notary page. Find an Illinois Notary Public by city, county, or zip code by clicking on the links below. Find an IL notary who accepts edocs using the search bar above. Get listed as an Illinois notary public with us today! Click on the advertise with us link at the top of the page to sign up. You can find additional search methods for finding a notary in Illinois on the advanced search page.

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IL - Notary Public Website
Please visit our state notary division contact page to find contact information for the Illinois notary division.

IL - Mobile Notary Fees
An Illinois notary public may charge any travel fee they feel is appropriate.

Illinois Notary Fees
The maximum fee that may be charged by a notary for a notarial act is $1. A notary is not required to charge for services.

Acknowledgments $1.00 
Jurats $1.00 
Oaths & Affirmations $1.00 
Protests See state notary division website 

Bond amount $5000 
Commission Application Fee $10.00 


IL - Other Information of Interest
Here is some basic and general information about being an IL Notary Public: Notaries are appointed for a 4 year term by the Secretary of State. An applicant for a commission must (1) be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, (2) have been a resident of Illinois for at least 30 days, (3) be at least 18 years old, (4) be able to read and write English proficiently, (5) be clear of any felony convictions, and (6) have not had a revoked notary commission in the last 10 years.

There were some laws enacted a few years ago that are important that affect ONLY Cook county, Illinois that all notaries near Chicago should read about. These laws affect notarizing deeds of reconveyances. There are some critical rules enacted a few years ago that affect how notaries must keep records for these documents and where they must submit their records to. In our experience, these are some of the strangest notary laws in the nation. This information is on the FAQ page of the state website, so please read it.

Illinois has several types of Acknowledgment and Jurat certificate forms. There is an individual Acknowledgment form which is for individual people who are going to be notarized. Most people would need this form. There is an Acknowledgment in a representative capacity; this might be used for signers who might be an attorney in fact, or who have a defined position in a company that they are signing in the capacity of. There is also a verification upon oath or affirmation in a representative capacity for officers of large organizations which has blank spaces where the notary can write in the name of the capacity of that particular corporate officer. Many other states simplify this procedure by simply having check boxes down an all-purpose acknowledgment form, where you can check off the capacity of the signer.

Dual State Notary Commission Information
If you are a Wisconsin notary or a Wisconsin resident, you can ask the Illinois Notary division if you are eligible to become an Illinois Notary. Also, if you are an Iowa notary, Missouri notary, or Indiana notary, please ask the Illinois notary division if you can apply for an Illinois notary commission.
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Illinois Notary Fees and FAQ Information
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