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IL House Bill 3184

Notary Law Update: IL House Bill 3184

State: Illinois

Summary:

House Bill 3184 permits a county of the first or second class by ordinance to raise the Notary Public recordation fees allowed by Section 2-106 of the Illinois Notary Public Act if accompanied by a cost study showing sufficient justification for an increased fee.

Signed:  May 31, 2011

Effective:  May 31, 2011

Chapter: Public Act 97-0004

Affects:

Amends 55 ILCS 5/4-4001

Changes:
  1. Allows a county of the first or second class by ordinance to raise the Notary Public recordation fees allowed by Section 2-106 of the Illinois Notary Public Act if accompanied by a cost study showing sufficient justification for an increased fee.
Analysis:

In Illinois, a Notary must either appear in person to record his or her commission upon issuance by the Secretary of State or request by mail to have the commission sent to the Notary. If the Notary appears in person to record the commission, the Notary must pay $5 to record the commission. If the Notary requests the commission to be mailed, the fee is $10. House Bill 1384 permits counties of the first and second class to adopt a local ordinance to raise the fees charged to record Notary commissions. Before adopting the ordinance, the county must conduct a cost study to determine that the current fees charged do not sufficiently meet operating expenses. Under Illinois statute, a county of the first class has up to 25,000 residents, a county of the second class from 25,000 to 1,000,000 residents and a county of the third class over 1,000,000 residents (55 ILCS 5/4-1001).

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