Notary Public

A Notary is appointed by the Secretary of State for a four-year term.

You may also obtain an application and/or handbook online from the Secretary of State at  Click on Department, then on Index, then Notary Services.  All applicants must obtain a $5,000 notary bond from a bonding or surety company. The completed notary application, proof of surety bond and a $15.00 filing fee are mailed to:

Secretary of State
Index Department
111 E. Monroe
Springfield, Il 62756
(217) 782-7017

Once your official Notary Commission is processed by the Secretary of State’s office, they will mail the certificate to you at the address on your commission. *This process became effective July 1, 2022.

Your appointment as a notary is not complete until the commission is recorded with the Secretary of State’s office.

If you have any questions, please call the Secretary of State’s office at (217) 782-7017.