Office of Melissa Wilk, Alameda County Auditor-Controller/Clerk-Recorder

Process Server Registration - Bond Filing
The registration filing fee is $107, $10 for a photo ID plus recording fee for the bond payable to the County Clerk. The recording fee for the bond is $89.00 for the first page and $3.00 for each additional page. A penalty fee of $3.00 will be charged for all pages of a document if any pages are NOT 8½ X 11.

The Registration of a process server is required when any person makes more than 10 services of process within California during one calendar year. The registrant must file the certificate of registration with the County Clerk, along with a bond of $2000 executed by an admitted surety insurer and a completed REQUEST FOR LIVE SCAN SERVICE form. The County Clerk then forwards the bond to the County Recorder for recording.

Registration forms can be obtained:
  • Online

  • In Person
    Form may be obtained from the Clerk-Recorder's Office:

    Alameda County Clerk-Recorder's Office
    1106 Madison Street
    Oakland, CA 94607
    Directions and Office Hours

  • By Mail
    Be sure all forms are complete and allow enough time for the mail delivery to the Clerk's office. Requests for forms through the mail should be accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope to ensure a prompt response to your request. Send your request to:

    Alameda County Clerk-Recorder's Office
    1106 Madison Street
    Oakland, CA 94607

Methods of Payment

  • Cash, Debit/ATM Card - In Person Only
  • Credit cards are not accepted for in person and mail requests.
  • Money Order, Cashier's or Traveler's Check - payable to: Alameda County Clerk Recorder
  • Personal, Company or Bank Check, preprinted with account holder's name and address - payable to: Alameda County Clerk Recorder. Out of country payments must be in U.S. dollars.
  • Credit cards (Master Card or Visa) are ONLY accepted for online copy request of Birth, Death, Marriage Certificates, Fictitious Business Name Statements, and Official Public Records.

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