Registration of Notary Commissions

  1. Applications are available at the Secretary of State’s Office or you may click here to download one. A Notary Application Checklist and the Notary Handbook are also available for your use by clicking on the name. After downloading and printing the application for a commission as a notary public, please complete and mail the application as instructed by the secretary of state.
  2. The secretary of state will send the notary commission certificate to the county clerk.
  3. Upon receipt, our office will notify you that you must register your signature either by coming in to the County Clerk’s Office in the Stewart Centre, 50 W. Douglas St., Suite 500, Freeport, IL 61032 or by sending your signature through the mail. There is a $14.00 fee if you elect to sign in person or a $19.00 fee if you send it through the mail. Should you elect to send in your signature, mail it to the Stephenson County Clerk’s Office, Stewart Centre, 50 W. Douglas St., Suite 500, Freeport, IL 61032
  4. You will receive your certificate when you come in or it will be mailed to you if you elect to send in your signature.

For more information, please call 815-235-8289 or come to the County Clerk’s Office in the Stewart Centre, 50 W. Douglas St., Suite 500, Freeport, IL 61032
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