Download the 2018 Notary Public Handbook
We provide on-site live scan fingerprinting and passport photos, which is a requirement for all new and returning notaries public.
A 2x2 Color Passport Photo of the applicant is requiredby the Secretary of State and submitted with the completedapplication at the examination site. (Government Code section 8201.5)
Live Scan Fingerprinting
State law requires all applicants to be fingerprintedas part of a thorough background check prior to being granted an appointment as a notary public. (Government Code section 8201.1)