Current Processing Dates

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 currently processing applications provided by CPS HR Consulting with an exam date of 02/15/2020.

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 currently processing Apostille requests received:

  • In person at our Los Angeles office on 03/30/2020
  • Via our Sacramento drop box on 03/30/2020
  • By mail on 03/09/2020

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

Last updated: March 30, 2020