The County Clerk is responsible for determining the acceptability, not the legal sufficiency of documents presented for filing. Questions regarding the legal sufficiency of any document should be referred to an attorney.
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Any person, corporation, or partnership whose principal place of business is in San Bernardino County and who makes more than 10 services of process within this state during one calendar year for compensation must file and maintain a verified certificate of registration as a Process Server with the San Bernardino Recorder-County Clerk.
The Recorder-County Clerk's office processes these registrations by appointment only, call 1-855-732-2575.
Process Server Requirements
Registrant must be a California resident for at least one year immediately preceding the filing and may not have any felony convictions.
If the County Clerk is advised that the registrant has been convicted of a felony, the presiding judge of the superior court of the county in which the certificate of registration is maintained is authorized to review the criminal record and, unless the registrant is able to produce a copy of a certificate of rehabilitation, expungement, or pardon, as specified in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of BPC22351, notify the registrant that the registration is revoked.
Duration of Certificate of Registration
A certificate of registration shall be effective for a period of two years or until the date the bond expires, whichever occurs first.
A certificate of registration may be renewed up to 60 days prior to its expiration date and the effective date of the renewal shall be the date the current registration expires.
The renewal shall be effective for a period of two years from the effective date or until the expiration date of the bond, whichever occurs first.