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Register

To register and file as a new or renewing Notary Public in Los Angeles County, you will need to provide the following information to the RR/CC office:

  • Original commission certificate (issued by the Secretary of State)
  • Notary bond for $15,000
  • Two copies of the oath of office form
  • Government issued identification (in person filings only)
  • Filing fees (Make your check or money order payable to the Los Angeles County Clerk):
    • $23 registration fee (includes clerk's fee of $16 and filing fee of $7)
    • $20 bond recording fee ($20 for the first page; $3 for each additional page of the bond)
  • Names on commission, bond, and oath must be exactly the same

In-Person Requests

There are two options for filing in-person:

1) BY APPOINTMENTS ONLY at any of the three satellite offices; Lancaster, Los Angeles and Van Nuys (see address below).

  • Appointments are made at (800) 201-8999 no same day appointments
  • First and last appointment are at 8:45am and 3:30pm
  • Appointments are approximately 15 minutes in length
  • When scheduling your appointment, please have your commissioner number and bond number available to secure the appointment
  • Three payment methods may be used to pay the filing fee: cash, credit card, check (payable to the Los Angeles County Clerk)

2) WALK-IN/SAME DAY FILING only at the main headquarters office in Norwalk.

  • Processed in the Business FIling and Registration Section, room 1201 (rear of the building)
  • Appointments are not needed and you are served in the order received

Office Locations for Notary Public Oath & Bond Services

The contact number for all offices is: (800) 201-8999

Location Address Hours for this Service
Lancaster

44509 16th St. West, Suite 101

Lancaster, CA 93534

M-Th, by appointment only
Los Angeles

11701 S. La Cienega Blvd., 6th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90045

M-Th, by appointment only
Norwalk Headquarters

12400 Imperial Hwy.

1st Floor, Room 1201

Norwalk, CA 90650

M-F, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Van Nuys

14340 W. Sylvan St.

Van Nuys, CA 91401

M, Tu and Th, by appointment only

Mail Requests

Mail requests are only processed at the above Norwalk location by certified mail. District offices do not process mail requests.

To request that Notary Bond and Oath be processed by mail, the oath must be notarized by a notary in the county of Los Angeles. You must include a self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of any conformed copies.

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