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6/1 - NOTICE -- Notary Journal Surrender Fee pdf format

To become a California Notary Public, you will need to contact the Secretary of State Notary Public Division at (916) 653-3595 for information or you may log onto the California Secretary of State's Notary Public web page at www.sos.ca.gov/business/notary/ to obtain all of the information an applicant will need to apply for appointment as a notary public.

To register and file as a new or renewing Notary Public in Los Angeles County, you will need to provide the following information to our office.

  • Original commission certificate (issued by the Secretary of State)
  • Notary bond for $15,000
  • Two completed copies of the oath of office form
  • Government issued identification (in person filings only)
  • Filing fee consisting of
    • $23 - Registration fee (Clerk's fee $16; Filing fee $7)
    • $18 - Bond recording fee ($18 for the first page, $3 for each additional page of the bond

Please make your check or money order payable to the Los Angeles County Clerk.

The following locations are available to serve you:

12400 Imperial Highway
Room 1201
Norwalk, California 90650
(562) 462-2177

44509 16th St. West, Suite 101
Lancaster, California 93534
By Appointment Only M-Th
(661) 945-6446

14340 W. Sylvan Street
Van Nuys, CA 91401
By Appointment Only M-Th
(818) 376-3777

11701 S. La Cienega Bl., 6th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90045
By Appointment Only M-Th
(310) 727-6142

PLEASE NOTE: ALL MAIL REQUEST SHALL BE FORWARDED TO THE ABOVE NORWALK LOCATION BY CERTIFIED MAIL. DISTRICT OFFICES DO NOT PROCESS MAIL REQUESTS.

If you are requesting that your Notary Bond and Oath be processed by mail you will need your oath 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.

If you need additional information regarding registering/filing your Notary Oath in California, you may call the Los Angeles County Clerk's office at 562-462-2177 or visit our office Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5PM.


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