Process Server Registration

The Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department will close all of its office locations to the public, effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Most services can be easily requested online or by mail. Please browse our web pages to get detailed information on obtaining services or call us at (714) 834-2500.

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding. Thank you!

The Process Server registration application is completed and submitted in our main office in downtown Santa Ana. If registering as a corporation or partnership, at least two partners or corporate officers must be present to sign at the time of registration. *When renewing a lapsed registration, the process server must re-submit current LiveScan fingerprints.

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

  • Possess a valid government issued picture identification (established by a birth certificate, such as a driver’s license or passport).
  • The principal place of business or residential address must be located in Orange County.
  • Present a bond in the amount of $2,000 naming the registrant as principal providing the term of the bond, two (2) years, commencement date and expiration date.
  • Pursuant to Business and Profession Code §22350, the registrant, or if corporation or partnership, all partners or corporate officers will be required to submit a completed LiveScan Application. Upon verification from the Department of Justice, the permanent identification card will be issued.
  • Filing fees:
      1. Registration fee (includes one identification card): $107.00
      2. Bond recording fee: $7.00 for first page, $3.00 for each additional page
      3. Replacement Identification Cards: $10.00 
      4. Please make checks payable to: Orange County Clerk-Recorder
  • Online Process Server Registration Application