Notary Identification Requirements when Filing at County
Identification Requirement for Notary's County of Filing
When the notary goes to the County of Record to file the oath there are stricter identification rules for the notary.
- At the county clerk, the notary must produce one of the following specified ID’s:
- a California ID card or driver's license,
- a U.S. passport,
- a foreign passport, or
- a state of California employee ID issued by an agency of the state, office of a city or county of the State of California.
The filing must take place in the county where the notary public maintains a principal place of business as shown in the application on file with the Secretary of State.
Note: If the oath and bond are not filed within the 30-calendar-day time period, the commission will not be valid.