Professional Photocopier Registration Information

***Please be aware that we are now taking appointments to process Professional Registrations. Please call our office at (661) 868-3743 at least 24 hours ahead to schedule your appointment.

Professional Photocopier registration is required in each county where the services are performed. The registration application can be downloaded, completed and brought to the County Clerk’s Office located at:

Kern County Administrative Building
1115 Truxtun Avenue, First Floor
Bakersfield, CA 93301

The registrant must appear in person and present the following requirements:

  • Completed and signed application
  • Valid government issued photo identification
  • Documentation showing a current commission from the Secretary of State as a Notary Public in the State of California
  • Two-year Professional Photocopier Bond in the amount of $5,000 or in lieu of a bond, you may deposit $5,000 in cash with the County Clerk. An original bond is required for the primary county in which you are applying for registration. A certified copy of the original bond must be submitted in each additional county in which you apply for registration. The bond must cover the two-year registration period. We require the bond to explicitly state the effective and expiration dates. If necessary, the registration period will be shortened to coincide with the date the bond expires.
    • Title of bond must state: Professional Photocopier Bond
    • The bond should have a bond number
    • Registrant's name on bond must be the same as on the application
    • The primary county must be indicated on the bond
    • The bond must indicate an effective date and expiration date
    • The Attorney-in-Fact must be registered with the Kern County Clerk or a currently dated copy of the power-of-attorney must be attached to the bond authorizing the Attorney-in-Fact to issue the bond
    • The Attorney-in-Fact signature must be acknowledged before a notary public
  • Filing fee of $182 (cash, credit card, money order or check) payable to County Clerk)
  • Separate check or money order, made payable to Kern County Recorder for your bond recording fee of $13 for the first page, $3 for each additional page

You may apply for registration as a Professional Photocopier between 8:30 am - 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Additional, lost, or stolen replacement cards are $10 each.

Please note - your picture will be taken in our office to print on your Professional Photocopier ID card. Do not bring your own pictures.

Application Packet

Please click on the link below for the Professional Photocopier packet.

Professional Photocopier Checklist & Application (PDF)

If you have any questions, please contact the County Clerk's Office at (661) 868-3743.