The time it takes to process a document varies depending on the type of request submitted and how the request is submitted.
We are processing applications submitted with the results of exams taken on 12/12/2017.
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.
We are processing authentication certificates received:
For questions about all other processes, contact the Notary Public Section.
Last updated: January 12, 2018