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Illinois $5,000 Notary Bond

Cost: $30.00 / 4-year term

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How much does a $5,000 notary public bond cost in Illinois?

Illinois notary bonds are issued instantly with errors and omissions for as little as $30. Errors and omissions insurance ensures you are NOT held personally liable for mistakes made while notarizing documents. Visit our blog for more information on this essential coverage.

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Bond Type Bond Amount Cost
$5,000 Notary Bond Resident - $5,000 Errors & Omissions $5,000 $30
$5,000 Notary Bond Resident - $15,000 Errors and Omissions $5,000 $50
$5,000 Notary Bond Resident - $25,000 Errors and Omissions $5,000 $70
$5,000 Notary Bond Nonresident - $5,000 Errors & Omissions $5,000 $30
$5,000 Notary Bond Nonresident - $15,000 Errors and Omissions $5,000 $50
$5,000 Notary Bond Nonresident - $25,000 Errors and Omissions $5,000 $70

Why does Illinois require notaries to be bonded?

The Illinois Secretary of State mandates that notaries must obtain surety bonds to ensure that notary publics have applied for appointment by the Secretary of the State of Illinois for a four-year term. These bonds guarantee that notaries will truly and faithfully perform and discharge the duties of the office according to law.

How do I become a notary public in Illinois?

To become an Illinois notary public, applicants must be at least 18 years old and residents of the state for a minimum of 30 days. Out-of-state individuals can apply for a commission in the Illinois county they work in.

Applicants must submit a completed notary public application along with a $5,000 Illinois notary public bond and a photocopy of their driver’s license or state ID to the Secretary of State Index Department in Springfield. Prospective notaries must sign their bond as principal prior to submission. Also, the address on the identification must match the home address listed on the application.

There is also a $10 filiing fee payable to the Secretary of State due upon submission via check, money order, debit or credit card. The local county clerk’s office will contact applicants upon receiving confirmation the application has been approved. Applicants must register with their county clerk or the notary commission will be canceled.

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What else do I need to know about Illinois notary bonds?

Illinois notary bonds for residents remain valid for four years and run concurrently with the notary’s commission.

Illinois non-resident notary bonds remain valid for one year. Applicants for a non-resident license and bond must be a resident of a bordering state of Illinois (Missouri, Kentucky, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa) and must be employed by a business with a valid Illinois address.

Additional Resources

Illinois General Assembly Compiled Statutes: Notary Public Act

Illinois Notary Public Application

Illinois Notary Public Application Checklist