Process Server Registration

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.

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
  • Only the person requesting the services will be allowed to enter the office.
  • You must complete your application online prior to visiting our offices. You can complete your application here: Online Process Server Registration Application
  • Registration service is available until 4:00 p.m. daily, Monday - Friday, except holidays.