These bonds allow an individual who is not a resident of Illinois to notarize the truth of an event and provide protection for the public.
An Illinois non-resident notary public surety bond allows an individual who is not a resident of Illinois to notarize the truth of an event and provides protection for the public against the notary’s error, negligence or purposeful wrong doing. Colonial offers you the ability to purchase an I-BOND®. This is a direct issuance of surety and fidelity bonds online instantly.
To become a non-resident notary public in Illinois, you must be a resident of a qualifying bordering state, which includes Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Indiana, and Wisconsin. Non-resident notaries are commissioned in the Illinois county in which they are employed.
Someone attempting to become a notary public in the State of Illinois who is not a resident of Illinois but does live in qualifying border state needs to purchase this bond from a company qualified with the Illinois Department of Insurance to write surety bonds in the state of Illinois.
A $5,000 surety bond is required by State of Illinois statutes to become a non-resident notary public.
Colonial offers the direct and digital way to obtain an Illinois non-resident notary public bond. We are the insurance company — which means no agent, no broker, and no middleman. The steps are easy — get a quote online, fill out your information, and enter your payment method. Your bond will be ready for print instantly. It’s that simple!
An Illinois non-resident notary public bond is reasonably priced and easy to obtain. You may notice that with other insurance agents and middlemen, your premium rate will fluctuate and include additional hidden fees and costs. Colonial offers our lowest possible rate. Premium is based on the amount of the bond required by the state requiring the bond.
It is important to understand how surety bonds work, and who is the insurance company issuing your bonds. It is easy to obtain an Illinois non-resident notary public surety bond when you deal directly with a quality insurance company licensed to write surety bonds. Colonial is an A (Excellent) rated insurance company by A.M. Best that has been incorporated since 1930. We are Treasury listed, and licensed and admitted in all U.S. states and territories.