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.
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.