Notary Authentication Information

Effective March 1, the County Service Center in Santa Ana and the North County branch office in Anaheim will resume in-person service.

The following services will be available to walk-in customers at the County Service Center in Santa Ana:

Birth, death, and marriage records • fictitious business name statements • real property recordings • official records copies • notary public registrations and oaths • all professional registrations • EIR filings.

For in-person service, customers MUST complete an application prior to visiting our office. Click here to complete your application.

The following services will be available to walk-in customers at the North County branch office in Anaheim:

Birth, death, and marriage records • marriage services (by appointment only) • fictitious business name statements • official records copies • notary public registrations and oaths • EIR filings. (No real property recordings).

For in-person service, customers MUST complete an application prior to visiting our office. Click here to complete your application.

All marriage services will be available by appointment only. The Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana and the South County branch office in Laguna Hills will remain closed to all other walk-in services. Click here to schedule an appointment.

For more information, please call our office at (714) 834-2500, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except holidays.

Notary Authentication

To have a signature of an Orange County notary public authenticated, you can visit any of our Orange County Clerk-Recorder office locations, or you can mail your request and supporting documents to the following address:

Orange County Clerk-Recorder
601 N. Ross Street,
Santa Ana, CA 92701.

A notary authentication verifies that the notary’s bond was registered in Orange County, was duly commissioned by the State of California and was active at the time of notarization. It does not validate the information within the document.

  • All seals and signatures must be original.
  • The seal must clearly show the name of the notary, commission number and date of expiration.

The fee is $13 per notary signature authenticated.

Please note:

  • We do not have a notary public on staff to notarize documents.
  • We do not authenticate notary signatures from other counties.
  • We do authenticate school transcripts, diplomas, and educational documents.