How to Renew My Notary Commission as a California Notary Public…

As of July 1, 2005, new notary education requirements were enacted by the State of California. New or Renewing notaries must complete six-hour course of approved study before receiving their notary commission.

Individuals who currently hold a California Notary Public Commission or whose commission has been expired for no more than six months may wish to obtain a reappointment as a notary public. To Renew Your Notary Commission in California, Please click here.

If you are a first-time applicant or an applicant whose prior commission has been expired more than six months. Please click here to see How to Become a New California Notary Public...

To Renew Your Notary Commission in California, Please click here.

Separate four-year commissions are issued for each term of office, and the same basic procedures are followed whether applying for a new commission or for a reappointment. Applications for reappointment (commission renewal) are accepted not more than 180 days prior to the expiration of an existing commission, nor more than 6 months following the expiration of a prior commission. Effective on January 1, 2008, new and renewing notaries are required to pass a criminal  livescan background check. Also, notary-applicant is required to submit with  his or her application a 2"x2" passport photo.

To Renew Your Notary Commission in California, Please click here

Note: To become a Notary Public, or renew your commission by mail, select the notary education and notary supplies plan of your choice and send us a large size, self addressed and stamped envelope with stamps in the amount of $1.25 Cents postage; with the following information: Your name, address, e-mail, and telephone number to: American Notary Group: P. O. Box 806 - Glendale, CA. 91209-0806. Or, call us to place your order over the telephone at: (323)349-0860. You may add the fees for both plans and send with payment to:

  • American Notary Group

  • P. O. Box 806

  • Glendale, CA. 91209

  • Tel.: (323)349-0860


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