Auditor-Controller/Clerk-Recorder Seal with open book in front of water, hills and sun

County of Alameda
Office of Melissa Wilk, Auditor-Controller/Clerk-Recorder

Process Server Registration - Bond Filing
The registration filing fee is $107, $10 for a photo ID plus recording fee for the bond payable to the County Clerk. The recording fee for the bond is $14.00 for the first page and $3.00 for each additional page. A penalty fee of $3.00 will be charged for all pages of a document if any pages are NOT 8½ X 11. All individual/employee paraprofessional applicants must include 2 passport photos along with the bond, application, and payment.

The Registration of a process server is required when any person makes more than 10 services of process within California during one calendar year. The registrant must file the certificate of registration with the County Clerk, along with a bond of $2000 executed by an admitted surety insurer and a completed REQUEST FOR LIVE SCAN SERVICE form. The County Clerk then forwards the bond to the County Recorder for recording.

Registration forms can be obtained:

Methods of Payment

  • Cash, Debit/ATM Card - In Person Only
  • Credit cards are not accepted for in person and mail requests.
  • Money Order, Cashier's or Traveler's Check - payable to: Alameda County Clerk Recorder
  • Personal, Company or Bank Check, preprinted with account holder's name and address - payable to: Alameda County Clerk Recorder. Out of country payments must be in U.S. dollars.
  • Credit cards (Master Card or Visa) are ONLY accepted for online copy request of Birth, Death, Marriage Certificates, Fictitious Business Name Statements, and Official Public Records.

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