Notary Services are available at the Township free of charge during the hours of 8:30 - 4:00. No appointment is necessary. Please remember the following:

  • Bring a valid, government issued photo ID with you.
  • Be sure to have all of the documents that you need to be notarized with you
  • Check in advance to be sure the documents are complete and ready for signature.
  • We CAN NOT notarize documents signed in advance and/or COPIES of documents.
  • Notary Service is not guaranteed.
  • Notaries are regulated by the Illinois Notary Laws and will not notarize documents that do not follow such laws and regulations. Notaries are not authorized to prepare or complete documents for others, nor give legal advice on any matter relating to a document. In accordance with Illinois Notarial Law, Notaries will not provide service if the patron's document or circumstances of the request for Notary Services raise any issues of authenticity, ambiguity, doubt or uncertainty for the Township. In this event, the Township Notary may at his/her sole discretion, decline to provide Notary Service. 
  • Documents in any language other than English will not be notarized at the Township. 

Notary Service is NOT available for:

  • USCIS Government Form I-9
  • Employment Eligibility Verification
  • Documents of conveyance of real estate, mortgages, titles, other real estate loans, documents or transactions or property transfers, including but not limit to refinancing or other types of real estate loans, purchases, sales and beneficial interests in land trusts and deeds.

If you need legal advice, please consult an attorney. The notary is prohibited from helping you to prepare, complete, and/or understand legal documents.

Some documents may require signature witnesses. If your document requires witnesses as well as your own signature and notarization, please bring a sufficient number of people with you willing to serve as your witness. In situations where a witness is required the Township will not provide witnesses. In order to serve as a witness, the witness must personally know the individual whose document is being notarized and must be in possession of valid photo identification. 

For any questions, please call 847.816.6800.