The County Clerk's Office maintains records of all notaries public that have been commissioned for Humboldt County and provides verification a notary commission was active at the time of a notarization. The verification does not validate the information within the document and we do not have a notary public on staff to notarize any documents. Documents that meet the requirements shown below may be presented for processing in person at the Clerk Recorder's Office, or mailed with a check or money order, (see fees below)
Once you have received the verification from our office, you can proceed with the apostille process with the secretary of State's Office. For information and questions on that process, please visit the California Secretary of State's website at http://www.sos.ca.gov/notary/authentication
All seals and signatures must be original.
The seal must clearly show the name of the notary, commission number and date of expiration.
The Acknowledgment or Jurat must be dated.
The notary must be commissioned in Humboldt County.
Each Individual verification (different Notary name)
Each additional verification (if the same Notary name)
Note: We accept cash, money orders or checks, made payable to the Humboldt County Recorder. Credit or debit cards now accepted as a form of payment for in-office transactions. A 2.95% service provider fee ($2 minimum) will be charged per card transaction. This is not a county fee.
The Clerk Recorder's Office is prohibited from giving any legal advice and cannot assist the public in the preparation of legal documents.