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Notary Authentication Services

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).

We are accepting Notary Authentication Statements and Exemplification (Birth Certificate Authentication) through the mail ONLY at this time.

Services available:

Notary Authentication

A notary authentication verifies that the notary’s bond was registered in Los Angeles County, duly commissioned by the State of California and was active at the time of notarization. It does not validate the information within the document.

  • All seals and signatures must be original.
  • The seal must clearly show the name of the notary, commission number and date of expiration.
  • Verification of a notary public signature only.

Fees and Services

  • The fee is $9 per notary signature authenticated.
  • Requests must be made in-person at the following RR/CC office locations:

Office Locations for Notary Authentication Services

The contact number for all offices is: (562) 462-2177

Location Address Hours of Operation

44509 16th St. West, Suite 101

Lancaster, CA 93534

LAX Courthouse

11701 S. La Cienega Blvd.,

Los Angeles, CA 90045


12400 Imperial Hwy., Room 1201

Norwalk, CA 90650

Van Nuys

14340 West Sylvan St.

Van Nuys, CA 91401


NOTE: We do not have a notary public on staff to notarize any documents or authenticate notary signatures from other counties.

Exemplification - Birth Certification Authentication

A Certification of Exemplification is an official transcript of a document from public records. This copy can be used as evidence by authenticating or certifying as a true copy.

Fees and Services

  • The fee is $20 per signature certification.
  • A Certification of Exemplification may be obtained by visiting RR/CC Headquarters at the following address:

    Business Filings and Registration Section

    12400 Imperial Hwy., Room 1201

    Norwalk, CA 90650

NOTE: District Offices do not process exemplifications.

For more information, contact the Business Filings and Registration Section at (800) 201-8999.

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