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Professional Photocopier Information - Corporation/Partnership

The Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk closed all offices to the public effective Monday, March 16 as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  In the event your Professional Photocopier Registration expires March 1, 2020 – June 30, 2020 please complete the following steps:

  1. Please select the type of Professional Photocopier registration you are renewing, print out and complete your form entirely
  2. Mail in the completed form along with your payment and a color passport photo, picture of your valid ID, and the below requirements to:

    Business Filing and Registration

    PO Box 1208

    Norwalk, CA 90650-1208


  3. We will renew your registration and send you a temporary ID Card.Once we open you must make an appointment to get a replacement card that has your new photo and signature.

A Professional Photocopier registration is required for those who, for compensation, obtains or reproduces documents authorized to be produced.

How to Apply

The Professional Photocopier registration application (see below) must be completed and submitted to the Norwalk main office. You can make an appointment by calling (800) 201-8999. Appointments are made: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, NO SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS.

The applications below must be 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. You can make an appointment by calling (800) 201-8999.

  • Corporation Certificate of Registration as Professional Photocopier
  • Partnership Certificate of Registration as Professional Photocopier

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

  • Corporate officers or general partners must 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 must be located in the County of Los Angeles.
  • A bond must be presented in the amount of $5,000 naming the registrant as principal providing the term of the bond, two (2) years, commencement date and expiration date.
  • Pursuant to Business and Professions Code § 22454, at least one person involved in the management of a professional photocopier must hold a current commission from the Secretary of State as a notary public in the State of California. If registering as a corporation or partnership, only one partner or corporate officer must hold a current commission from the Secretary of State as a notary public in the State of California.
  • If the notary commission is held by someone other than the registrant, written confirmation form the notary authorizing the use of the commission for this registration is required. Complete and bring the Declaration of Corporate Officers/General Partner Registration as Professional Photocopier form and Notary Authorization form to the office.

Note: An identification card will be issued at the time of registration.

Search for a Certificate of Registration for a Professional Photocopier by Mail

District offices do not process mail requests. Submit mail requests for a search of certificate of registration for professional photocopier to:

Business Fillings and Registration

P.O. Box 1208

Norwalk, CA 90650-1208

Include the following information:

  1. Professional Photocopier name.
  2. Non-refundable search fee of $5 per name by check or money order payable to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk. If a search reveals the exisence of a registration, a certified copy is $2 per document.
  3. Note: We will not accept E-Checks, temporary checks or foreign checks (with the exception of Canada and Mexico) for any Recorder/County Clerk services. 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.

  4. Stamped, self addressed return envelope.

There is a $5 search fee in person if conducted by a deputy clerk. If a search reveals the existence of a registration, a certified copy is $2 per document.

Corporation/Partnership Professional Photocopier Fees

Service Fee

Corporation/Partnership Professional Photocopier Registration

(includes the 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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