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Individual Professional Photocopier Information

A Professional Photocopier registration is required for those who, for compensation, obtains or reproduces documents authorized to be produced.

How to Apply

Designated kiosks will be available in our Norwalk Headquarters to complete your application. You can also fill out and print the Individual Certificate of Registration as Professional Photocopier application and bring it with you to your appointment. You must make an appointment before you arrive.

In-Person Appointment

Professional Photocopier registration appointments can be scheduled up to three (3) weeks in advance.

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The registrant must appear in person and meet the following requirements:
  • Possess a valid, government-issued picture identification (established by a birth certificate, such as a driver’s license or passport).
  • Possess a principal place of business or residential address located in the County of Los Angeles.
  • Present a bond in the amount of $5,000 naming the registrant as principal providing the term of the bond, two (2) years, commencement date and expiration date.
  • Pursuant to Business and Professions Code § 22454, the registrant must hold a current commission from the Secretary of State as a notary public in the State of California. Complete the Professional Photocopier Certificate of Registration Notary Authorization form and bring it to the office.

An identification card will be issued at the time of registration.

Search for a Certificate of Registration by Mail

If a search reveals the existence of a registration, a certified copy is $2 per document.

All search requests must include the following information:

  1. Professional Photocopier name
  2. Non-refundable search fee of $5 per name
  3. Stamped, self-addressed return envelope

Fees can be paid by check or money order.

Make payable to the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk and mail to:

Business Filings and Registration

P.O. Box 1208

Norwalk, CA 90651-1208

We do not accept:

  • E-Checks
  • Temporary checks
  • Foreign checks (with the exception of Canada and Mexico) 

If an E-Check, temporary or foreign check is received, the request will be rejected and sent back to the submitter requesting a new method of payment.

District offices do not process mail requests.


Individual Professional Photocopier Fees

Service Fee

Individual Professional Photocopier Registration

(includes the recording/filing fee of a single-sided, single-page bond, but may vary)

Each additional page of the bond $3
Replacement identification card $10
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