Chicago Notary Services™ 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much experience does your notary have?

Carrie our staff notary, began working as a notary public for the State of Illinois since 1991 and has been providing notarial services as a business service since 2008, she has over 30 years experience. You can trust her to get your document notarized right the first time.

We provide all clients with written contracts for all services provide, which are sent to clients via email.

Does your company have an office I can visit?

Yes, Chicago Notary Services™ does provide a brick and mortar office. We are located in a large professional office building with free parking behind our building. Parking is accessible via both alleys from Sacramento or Richmond streets.

Does your company provide mobile notary services?

Yes, Chicago Notary Services™ does provide mobile notary services. Please book your appointment today.

What areas do you cover?

We can travel to most Chicago neighborhoods, villages, towns, suburbs and communities serving Cook, DuPage, Lake & McHenry Counties. However, this depends on certain road conditions, traffic and road construction. If for whatever reason we can not accomodate a client, we will refer them to another Notary who lives / works near client's location for free.

We can provide services in the main Chicago downtown area, however, there is a prepaid non-refundable parking fee of $50.

We do recommend coming into our offices for notarial services, as this will cut down on our communiting fees which are $75 for first 10 miles, and .67 a mile afterwards, to and from, plus any parking fees.

What do I need for our Notary Appointment?

You will need to show the notary your current identification document such as a valid driver's license, state i.d., US or Foreign Passport, Matricular or any other photo id issued by a government entity which shows your photo, address, and other demographic data. We do not accept any copies.

Documents to be signed can be in written in a foreign language, but the notarial certificate (where the notary signs and stamps) must be in English.  If not, we will show you the notarial certificates options and you must pick one suited for your document.

Bring in the actual documents you need to sign and have notarized. DO NOT SIGN ANY DOCUMENT until you are before the notary public. If you want us to download your documents, we charge $5 per document download fee.

If your document requires (non-related) witnesses, you must bring them in with you to the appointment as we do not provide witnesses.

We can download publicly available documents that you need to sign and have notarized. We can not alter or type any documents for you. We charge $5 per document download fee.

ALL signers must be mentally cognizant, sound and stable, as they MUST be able to completely understand what they are signing and why.  We may and have the right question the signer.  If the signer does have a mental impairment such as dementia or similar, we will not be able to help. 

Do you have a Refund & Cancellation Policy?

We do not generally refund clients for notarial work performed, however, if there is an error committed by our notary, and this rarely happens, CNSwe will provide you with a free notarization to correct the issue. 
We do require at least a 24 hours (1 day) notice if you need to cancel your appointment.

A cancellation fee of $50 will be charged if your cancellation is less than 24 hours. However, if you would like to reschedule for another date and time, there is no additional charge. Just give us a text,
email or phone call (773) 255-5766