Term of Registration – 2 years (or date bond expires)

To complete the registration process, you must do the following:

  • Complete and sign the application form (Individual or Corporation/Partnership)
  • Provide supporting documentation as requested in the application form
  • Pay fees:
    Registration fee (includes 1 identification card)  $195
    Filing of Bond  $33
    Total cash or check made payable to County Clerk  $228
    Additional ID card  $10 each
    Recording of Bond cash or check made payable to County Recorder  $14
    Each additional page of bond   $3
  • $25,000 bond (or more) depending on the type of registration and the number of employees.
  • Two passport photos.
  • Valid picture identification (Driver’s License or State ID issued by DMV).
  • Personally bring all of the above to the County Clerk’s Office in the county in which you are applying for registration.

Information about the bond:

Cash may be deposited in lieu of a bond. The deposit will be held in an interest bearing account. The deposit is retained for 3 years following registration in case a claim is made against the account.

If you are applying for registration in multiple counties, submit a certified copy of the original bond or a certified copy of the $25,000 cash deposit on file with the county where the primary registration was filed.

Business and Professions Code §6400-6415