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 02/12/2014.
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 authentications (Apostille or Certification) received:
For questions about all other processes, contact the Notary Public Section.
Last updated: March 7, 2014