An Illinois notary public is authorized to perform notarial acts or “notarization” anywhere in the state. Notarial acts include taking an acknowledgement, taking verification upon oath or affirmation, witnessing or attesting a signature, administering as oath or affirmation, and performing any other act authorized by law.
If a document requires an administration of an oath, the person must personally appear before the notary, be administrated the appropriate oath, and sign the document in the notary’s presence.
If the document requires an acknowledgment, the person must appear before the notary and acknowledge the document.
A notary public must positively identify the person requesting notarization. A notary has positive identification if the person; (a) is personally known to the notary; (b) is identified upon the oath or affirmation of a credible witness personally known to the notary; or (c) is identified on the basis of identification documents.
Lockport Township Government
Clerk's Office Room 102
1463 S. Farrell Road
Lockport, IL 60441
9AM - 12PM, 1PM-4PM Monday through Friday