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Process Server Registration - Individual

The Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk will close all of its offices to the public effective Monday, March 16 as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please continue to check our website for information as to when we will resume in-person service.

A Process Server registration is required for individuals who, for specific compensation, make more than 10 process services within this state during a calendar year.

How to Apply

The application is completed at one of our kiosks in the main Norwalk office. Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete the application prior to going to window #6.

The registrant must appear in person and meet the following requirements:

  • Possess a valid, government-issued picture identification (established by a birth certificate, such as a driver’s license or passport).
  • The principal place of business or residential address must be located in the County of Los Angeles.
  • Present a bond in the amount of $2,000 naming the registrant as principal, providing the term of two (2) years, commencement date and expiration date.
  • Pursuant to Business and Professions Code § 22350, 22351.5 the registrant will be required to submit a completed Request for Live Scan application form confirming fingerprint submission to the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in order to verify the registrant has not been convicted of a felony. A 90-day temporary identification card will be issued until Live Scan results from the Department of Justice have been reviewed and accepted. Thereafter, the permanent identification card will be issued. Registrants can download the Process Server Request for Live Scan Application or obtain it in person at the County Clerk's office.

Note: Pictures for temporary and/or permanent identification cards will be taken at the time of registration.

Individual Process Server Registration Fees

Service Fee

Individual Process Server Registration Fee

(includes recording/filing fee of a single-sided, single-page bond but may vary)

Each additional page of the bond $3
Replacement identification card $10
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