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Notary Public

As a courtesy, the Village of Bannockburn provides the services of a Notary Public on a walk-in basis at no charge.

Notary Hours

  • Monday – Thursday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM – 12 Noon

Please call the village hall at 847-945-6090 before you visit to ensure a notary is on duty and will be available when you expect to arrive.

Notary Hours

  • Your completed — unsigned — document(s) to be notarized
  • A witness or witnesses, if required by your document
  • A valid, unexpired state ID, federal ID, or other government ID with signature and photo. EXAMPLES: Driver’s license, State ID card, US Military ID, or US Passport

IMPORTANT: The Village is unable to supply witnesses. Village staff cannot witness documents they notarize.

Documents cannot notarize if:

    • A witness or witnesses, if required by your document
    • Documents are already signed. (Signatures must be witnessed by the Notary Public)
    • Documents that are not in English
    • Documents with blank spaces other than the space for signature
    • USCIS Form I-9 – Employment Eligibility Verification
    • Real estate documents pertaining to Cook County

IMPORTANT: Village notaries cannot “certify a copy” (verify that a reproduction of an original document is a true, complete, and correct copy of the original). However, we can notarize your written affirmation that it is a true copy.

Other things to know

Notary services are a courtesy provided by the village and not the notary’s primary duty. Therefore, you may be asked to wait until a staff member becomes available.

Notaries are regulated by Illinois law. We will not notarize documents that do not follow such laws and regulations. Notaries will not prepare or complete documents for you, nor can they give legal advice on a matter.

In accordance with Illinois law, notaries will not provide service if the document or circumstances of the request for notary service raise any issues of authenticity, ambiguity, doubt, or uncertainty for the village. In this event, the notary may at his/her sole discretion, decline to provide notary service.

In accordance with Illinois law, the notary may ask you to sign their Notary Public Record Book. We will not provide notary service for patrons who decline to sign the record book.

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