$2,000 California Process Server Bond


The 2-year $2,000 bond is required for all individual California Process Servers. Please provide your full legal name, county of filing, and desired effective date (date of registration).


The 2-year $2,000 Process Server bond is required in order to register as a California Process Server. The bond premium is $49 for the two (2) year term. 

The original bond must be filed with your local county recorder. Please be advised that local county recorders will charge Process Servers additional fees for registration, filing, recording, identification, copies, and more. Filing and registration may be county-specific. Consult your local county office to determine if you must file multiple bonds in multiple counties.

Consult the relevant section of California Business and Professions Code regarding Process Server bond requirements and responsibilities.


SPECIAL BUSINESS REGULATIONS [18400 – 22949.51]  ( Division 8 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 44. )

CHAPTER 16. Process Servers [22350 – 22360]

22350. (a) Any natural person who makes more than 10 services of process within this state during one calendar year, for specific compensation or in expectation of specific compensation, where that compensation is directly attributable to the service of process, shall file and maintain a verified certificate of registration as a process server with the county clerk of the county in which he or she resides or has his or her principal place of business. Any corporation or partnership that derives or expects to derive compensation from service of process within this state shall also file and maintain a verified certificate of registration as a process server with the county clerk of the county in which the corporation or partnership has its principal place of business.”


(a) A certificate of registration shall be accompanied by a bond of two thousand dollars ($2,000), executed by an admitted surety insurer and conditioned upon compliance with the provisions of this chapter and all laws governing the service of process in this state. The total aggregate liability on the bond is limited to two thousand dollars ($2,000). As an alternative to the bond, the registrant may deposit with the clerk, cash or a money order in the amount of two thousand dollars ($2,000).”


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Weight 1 oz
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Surety Company

Hudson Insurance Group Surety, Old Republic Surety, Suretec, Travelers Surety, Western Surety Company


Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Los Angeles, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Plumas, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco City &, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Ventura, Yolo, Yuba

BOND NO.:__________________________________
EFFECTIVE DATE:___________________________
PROCESS SERVER’S BOND PREMIUM:________________ for a Two-Year Term
That, __________________________________________________, of __________________________________________________ as
Principal, and _______________________________________________________________, a corporation duly licensed for the purpose of
making, guaranteeing or becoming sole surety upon bonds or undertakings, required or authorized by the laws of the State of California as

Surety, are held and firmly bound unto _____________________________________________________________________, in the sum of
_________________________________ dollars ( ___________ ), lawful money of the United States of America, for the payment whereof
well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors, successors and assigns jointly and severally, firmly by these presents.
THE CONDITION OF THE FOREGOING OBLIGATION IS SUCH, that if the above bounded Principal shall well, truly and faithfully
comply with the provisions of Chapter 16 of Division 8 of the Business and Professions Code of the State of California and all laws
governing the service of process in California, then this obligation shall be null and void, otherwise to remain in full force and effect.
This bond is for a definite term beginning ________________, and ending _________________. The Surety may terminate its liability
hereunder as to future acts of the Principal at any time by giving thirty (30) days’ written notice of such termination to the Office of the
County Clerk, County of ___________ , California.
SIGNED AND SEALED this _________ day of ___________________, __________.

______________________________________________________ Principal


______________________________________________________ Surety


A notary public or other officer completing this certificate verifies only the identity of the individual who signed the document to which this
certificate is attached, and not the truthfulness, accuracy, or validity of that document.
State of _______________
County of

On before me,
Insert name and title of officer here
personally appeared
who proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the person(s) whose name(s) is/are subscribed
to the within instrument and acknowledged to me that he/she/they executed the same in his/her/their
authorized capacity(ies), and that by his/her/their signatures(s) on the instrument the person(s), or the
entity upon behalf of which the person(s) acted, executed the instrument.
I certify under PENALTY OF PERJURY under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing
paragraph is true and correct.
WITNESS my hand and official seal.

(Notary Seal)