Processing Times

The time it takes to process a document varies depending on the type of request submitted and how the request is submitted.


Notary Public Applications

We are processing applications submitted with the results of exams taken on 12/06/2016.

For applicants seeking reappointment, a commission will be issued 30 days prior to expiration of your current commission if you have complied with all requirements to become a notary public. The issuance of a notary public commission may be delayed pending completion of a background check by the California Department of Justice.

Authentication Certificates (Apostilles)

We are processing authentication certificates received:

  • In person on 01/13/2017
  • By mail on 01/04/2017

For questions about all other processes, contact the Notary Public Section.

Last updated: January 13, 2017