Filing Your Notary Oath and Bond
A Notary Public must file an Oath of Office and Bond with our office when their principal place of business is located within Fresno County. This must be done within 30 calendar days from the commencement date of the commission. This 30 day period cannot be extended.
You are required to submit the following documentation during the appointment:
- Valid Identification
- (2) Oath Forms issued by the Secretary of State
- Surety Bond of $15,000
- Notary Commission Certificate
- Filing Fee of $43.00 payable to the Fresno County Clerk. If the bond is more than one page an additional $3 fee is required. Power of Attorney added - $4.50.
- $100 currency will not be accepted
The names and effective date must match on the commission and bond.
If filing by mail enclose a check or money order for the fee amount payable to Fresno County Clerk and mail to 2221 Kern Street Fresno, CA 93721. Oath forms must be notarized by a notary other than the filer if filing by mail.