Professional Photocopier

A Professional Photocopier is defined as any person who for compensation obtains or reproduces documents authorized to be produced, and who, while engaged in performing that activity, has access to the information contained therein.

Notary public requirement - At least one person involved in the management of a professional photocopier shall be required to hold a current commission from the Secretary of State as a notary public in this state.

Professional Photocopier shall file a certificate of registration with the county clerk of the county in which he or she resides or has his or her principal place of business.

To register as a Professional Photocopier in Santa Clara County, please complete and provide the following (if renewing, see information below):

  • A completed registration form
  • A professional photocopier bond. The bond must show date of issuance and date of expiration. The recorded bond will be returned by mail within 6 to 8 weeks.
  • Professional Photocopier registration fee
  • Valid California Driver License

Renewal Information

A certificate of registration is effective for a period of two years or until the date the bond expires, whichever occurs first.  The renewal can take place up to 60 days prior to its expiration date and the effective date of the renewal will be the date the current registration expires.  As long as the renewal takes place on or before the expiration date, the registration number will remain the same. THE ABOVE-LISTED REQUIREMENTS (INCLUDING FEES) STILL APPLY WHEN RENEWING.


Professional Photocopier Registration Information

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