FAQs - Notary Public

The San Francisco Office of the County Clerk is delighted to welcome you back into City Hall and to our offices.

Beginning November 1, 2021, our office hours will be as follows:

Monday to Friday
8:00 am to 4:00 pm processing hours
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm information only

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, all mail and online orders are experiencing processing delays of 4-6 weeks. Please plan accordingly and we thank you for your patience.


How do I become a Notary Public?

To become a Notary Public, you must contact the California Secretary of State's Notary Division. For your convenience, a link to their website California Secretary of State, Notary Division. Any questions should be addressed directly to them.