2021 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 5 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
5 ILCS 312/ - Illinois Notary Public Act.
Article IV - Change Of Name Or Move From County

(5 ILCS 312/Art. IV heading)

ARTICLE IV
CHANGE OF NAME OR MOVE FROM COUNTY

 

(5 ILCS 312/4-101) (from Ch. 102, par. 204-101)

(Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 102-160)

Sec. 4-101. Changes causing commission to cease to be in effect. When any notary public legally changes his or her name, changes his or her business address without notifying the Index Department of the Secretary of State in writing within 30 days thereof, or, if the notary public is a resident of a state bordering Illinois, no longer maintains a principal place of work or principal place of business in the same county in Illinois in which he or she was commissioned, the commission of that notary ceases to be in effect. When the commission of a notary public ceases to be in effect, his or her notarial seal shall be surrendered to the Secretary of State, and his or her certificate of notarial commission shall be destroyed. These individuals who desire to again become a notary public must file a new application, bond, and oath with the Secretary of State.

(Source: P.A. 100-809, eff. 1-1-19.)

(Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 102-160)

Sec. 4-101. Changes causing commission to cease to be in effect.

(a) When any notary public legally changes his or her name, changes his or her residential address or business address, or email address, without notifying the Index Department of the Secretary of State in writing within 30 days thereof, or, if the notary public is a resident of a state bordering Illinois, no longer maintains a principal place of work or principal place of business in the same county in Illinois in which he or she was commissioned, the commission of that notary ceases to be in effect. When the commission of a notary public ceases to be in effect, his or her notarial seal or electronic notary seal shall be surrendered to the Secretary of State, and his or her certificate of notarial commission or certificate of electronic notarial commission shall be destroyed. These individuals who desire to again become a notary public must file a new application, bond, and oath with the Secretary of State.

(b) Any change to the information submitted by an electronic notary public in registering to perform electronic notarial acts in compliance with any Section of this Act shall be reported by the notary within 30 business days to the Secretary of State.

(c) Any notary public or electronic notary public that fails to comply with this Section shall be prohibited from obtaining a new commission for a period of not less than 5 years.

(Source: P.A. 102-160 (See Section 99 of P.A. 102-160 for effective date of P.A. 102-160).)

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