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Corporation/Partnership Professional Photocopier Information

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


How to Apply

Designated kiosks will be available in our Norwalk Headquarters to complete your application. You can also fill out and print the Partnership or Corporation Certificate of Registration as Professional Photocopier application and bring it with you to your appointment. You must make an appointment before you arrive.


In-Person Appointment

Professional Photocopier registration appointments can be scheduled up to two (2) weeks in advance.

Public Health and Safety Guidelines Will be Enforced

We will follow current 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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Requirements

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

  • Corporate officers or general partners must possess a valid, government-issued picture identification (such as a driver’s license or passport)
  • The principal place of business must be located in the Los Angeles County
  • 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

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


Search for a Certificate of Registration by Mail

If a search reveals the existence of a registration, a certified copy is $2 per document.

All search requests must include the following information:

  1. Professional Photocopier name
  2. Non-refundable search fee of $5 per name
  3. Stamped, self-addressed return envelope

Fees can be paid by check or money order.

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

Business Filings and Registration

P.O. Box 1208

Norwalk, CA 90650-1208

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.

District offices do not process mail requests.


Fees

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)

$202
Each additional page of the bond $3
Replacement identification card $10
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