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How much does an Illinois notary bond cost?

Illinois notary bond costs start at $30. Packages that include additional notary errors and omissions insurance are also available. Errors and omissions insurance ensures you are not held personally liable for mistakes made while notarizing documents.

How do you get a notary bond in Illinois?

To get a notary bond, select the errors and omissions package you would like and provide the following to buy your bond securely online in minutes.

  • your name
  • address
  • county

Once your payment is received, your official bond documents will be delivered to your email.

How fast can I get a notary public surety bond in Illinois?

SuretyBonds.com offers instant Illinois notary surety bond delivery 24/7. Purchase now and receive your official bond delivered in minutes by email.

Bond Type
$5,000Resident - Notary Bond with $5,000 Errors & Omissions
$5,000Resident - Notary Bond with $15,000 Errors & Omissions
$5,000Resident - Notary Bond with $25,000 Errors & Omissions
$5,000Non-Resident - Notary Bond with $5,000 Errors & Omissions
$5,000Non-Resident - Notary Bond with $15,000 Errors & Omissions
$5,000Non-Resident - Notary Bond with $25,000 Errors & Omissions

What is an Illinois notary public bond?

The Illinois Notary Public Act (5 ILCS 312/) requires that notary applicants file a $5,000 surety bond to guarantee they will complete their notarial acts according to the law.

Illinois notary bonds for residents run concurrently with the notary's 4-year commission.

Illinois non-resident notary bonds are issued and filed for 1 year. Non-resident notaries must reside in a state bordering Illinois (Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, or Wisconsin) and must be employed by a business with a valid Illinois address.

Who regulates licensing for notaries in Illinois?

The Illinois Secretary of State enforces notary commission and bond requirements.

Who needs an Illinois notary bond?

Illinois code requires notaries public to file $5,000 surety bonds before being appointed to notarize documents. After getting a bond, individuals can use their notary stamp to officially notarize a document.

How do I update or change my Illinois notary public bond form?

If the Illinois Secretary of State requires your surety bond documentation to be updated for any reason, contact your surety provider. If you purchased your bond from SuretyBonds.com, email [email protected] to explain the needed change.

The most common changes for these bonds include:

  • updating the notary public's name
  • updating the notary public's address
  • updating the notary's commissioned county

How do I renew my notary bond in Illinois?

Illinois notary surety bonds must be renewed whenever the current term expires. Once you pay your SuretyBonds.com renewal invoice, a new surety bond form will be issued and sent to you.

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