Notary Public

How to become a Notary Public

The actual application process in handled through the office of the Secretary of State.

To contact them you can write:

Secretary of State
Index Department, Notary
111 East Monroe
Springfield, IL 62756


Access an application checklist and download their official Application for a Commission as a Notary Public through the Secretary of State’s website.

Where can you obtain your Notary Certificate?

The Adams County Clerk’s office will send you a letter informing you that a Commission has arrived. Bring that letter to the County Clerk’s office located at 507 Vermont Street, Quincy, Illinois.

What is required before you can obtain your Notary Certificate?

A filing fee of $18.00. Checks should be made out to the Adams County Clerk.