The Will County Clerk’s Office records Notary Public Commissions approved and appointed by the Illinois Secretary of State’s Index Department. An individual submits an application for a commission to the Secretary of State and obtains a notary bond of $5,000 from a bonding or surety company. Upon approval, the Secretary of State mails the commission to the County Clerk, who records and issues the commission to the individual.

HOW TO APPLY
Complete a Notary Public Application and submit it for approval to the Secretary of State.

OBTAINING YOUR COMMISSION
Once you have completed your application, obtained your notary bond and been approved by the Secretary of State, they will mail your commission to our office for recording. Once we receive your commission we will contact you to complete a signature card. Your signed signature card along with the required filing fee – $5 for an in-person filing, $10 to file by mail – must be returned to us to obtain your commission.

NOTARY PUBLIC SEAL
A commissioned Notary Public must obtain their own stamp seal. Specific information about the seal, as
well as other general Notary Public information, can be found in the Illinois Notary Public Handbook available from the Secretary of State.
Illinois Notary Public Handbook – cyberdriveillinois.com

CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY
The Will County Clerk may provide a certificate upon request confirming the valid commission of a particular notary to be attached to documents they have notarized. The fee to issue such a certificate is $2 per notarized document on which the confirmation is desired.

OTHER USEFUL LINKS
Illinois Secretary of State: Certifying Official Documents for Foreign Use –
cyberdriveillinois.com

For more information on Notary Public commissions email notarypublic@willcountyillinois.com or call (815) 740-4615.