Illinois notary bonds to be submitted electronically

Illinois notary bonds

Illinois is working on a system that will require all notaries public to file their surety bonds with the state electronically. Illinois requires that notary public applicants provide $5,000 Illinois notary bonds that’s valid for the state’s four year notary appointment term.

This change might come as a surprise to notaries and underwriters alike, but rest assured knowing that is working on a program that will comply with the state’s new electronic filing requirement, whenever it might go into effect.

And, can still issue Illinois notary bonds instantly over the phone without a credit check. We provide a quick and easy way to buy your bond today!

Notaries will submit their original Illinois surety bond form to:

Secretary of State
Department of Index
111 E. Monroe
Springfield, IL 62756

Appointed notaries public can only begin notarizing documents in Illinois after

  • their commissions have been recorded with the appropriate county clerk
  • they’ve obtained an official notary public seal

For questions about becoming a notary in Illinois, individuals should call the state Department of Index at 1 (217) 782-7017. Click the button below to purchase your Illinois notary bond today.

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Danielle Burrow
Danielle Burrow is the Chief Operations Officer at She graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 2011.