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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:

  • Original or copy of your commission certificate (issued by the Secretary of State)
  • Original Notary bond for $15,000 (bond must have wet signature)
  • Two original unsigned oath of office forms (name on forms must match ID being presented)
  • Government issued identification (in person filings only)
  • Filing fee
  • Names on commission, bond, and oath must be exactly the same

Fees

  • $43 registration and bond recording fee (includes clerk's fee of $16, filing fee of $7, $20 for the first page
  • $3 for each additional page of the bond
  • $3 for each backside of a page

In-Person Appointment

Appointments can be scheduled up to two (2) weeks in advance. Have your commissioner number and bond number available to secure the appointment.

Public Health and Safety Guidelines Will be Enforced

We will follow current Los Angeles County public health and safety guidelines including the wearing of a face mask and complying with social distancing.

You will be required to wear a mask to enter our office.

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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.

Make payable to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk and mail to:

Business Filings and Registration

P.O. Box 1208

Norwalk, CA 90650-1208

District offices do not process mail requests.


Payment Options

Three payment methods may be used to pay the filing fees

  • Cash
  • Check: Make payable to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk
  • Debit/Credit Card: American Express, Discovery, MasterCard, and Visa. An additional $1.75 service fee will be added to your purchase when paying with a debit/credit card.

We do not accept

  • E-Checks
  • Temporary checks
  • Foreign checks (with the exception of Canada and Mexico)

If an E-Check, temporary or foreign check is received, the request will be rejected and sent back to the submitter requesting a new method of payment.

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Alert - COVID-19

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).

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, all mail and online orders are experiencing processing delays. Thank you for your patience and please click here for updated information regarding COVID-19.