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If any questions or concerns please email or call: (559) 600-2575

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY (Updated July 6, 2020)

In light of COVID-19, public access to the County Clerk’s office at 2220 Tulare Street, 1st Floor, Fresno is restricted.

Fictitious Business Names, CEQA filings, Notary filings, and requests for Copies of Confidential Marriage Certificates are being processed via mail only.

Notary signature services have been suspended until further notice.

Passport Acceptance Services are offered by appointment only. Please click here  Schedule Appointment to schedule an appointment. Passport acceptance hours are 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM Monday-Friday.

Marriage License and Ceremony Information

  • Issuance of Marriage Licenses and Civil Ceremonies are by appointment only.
    Please click here Schedule Appointment to schedule an appointment. Customers do not need to schedule a separate appointment for their ceremony. The marriage license appointment link can be used for both services.
  • Ceremony appointments are limited to the couple and a maximum of four guests.
  • As of April 30, 2020, Executive Order N-58-20 allows for the issuance of Marriage Licenses via videoconferencing at the discretion of the County Clerk. Our office is not issuing marriage licenses or performing ceremonies via video conference at this time. Fresno County is currently researching the technological equipment and process changes which would be required for this possible conversion.

Notary Commission Information

As of May 8, 2020 Executive Order N-63-20 extends for 60 days the expiration dates for notaries public whose commissions are set to expire.


The Order reads, in part:

6) The term of office specified in Government Code section 8204 is extended for a period of 60 days for any notary public whose commission has expired since March 1, 2020 or whose commission is set to expire over the next 60 days, on the conditions that:

a) The notary public shall annotate on each notarial act completed during the extension the following: “The notary commission extended pursuant to Executive Order N-63-20.”; and

b) The notary public shall maintain a valid surety bond pursuant to Government Code section 8212 during the extension.

The full text of the order is available here.

Please direct questions to our email address: or call 559-600-CLRK (2575).

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.  Our goal is to keep both the community, and our staff, safe.

Notarial Services

  • Notary Public signature - $15.00 per signature
  • Notary Public Filings (once commissioned by California Secretary of State) - $43.00
  • Bond recording - additional page - $3.00
  • Power of Attorney added - $4.50
  • Journal Surrender Fee - $10.00*


 *Notary Journal Surrender Guidance

  • Surrendered notary journals shall be returned to the county in which the current official oath of office is on file.
  • Notary public’s name, commission number and beginning and ending dates of journal entries must displayed inside the front cover(s) of the journal(s). Please note any name changes.
  • Name and address of person returning journal shall be included with the submission.
  • Fee of $10 payable to County Clerk is required.
  • Notary journals can be mailed to 2221 Kern St, Fresno, CA 93721.

Professional Registrations

  • Process Server - $126.00
  • Legal Document Assistant - $201.00
  • Unlawful Detainer Assistant - $201.00
  • Registered Photocopier - $201.00
  • Register Photo Copier & Process Server - $126.00


Photo copy services

  • $0.50 per page



  • $2.25


 Environmental Documents

CEQA Document

Fees Effective
January 1, 2020

Negative Declaration (ND)


Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND)


Environmental Impact Report (EIR)


Environmental Document pursuant to a Certified Regulatory Program (CRP)


County Clerk Processing Fee*



*Payment of Documentary Handling Fee is required of all filers in addition to Department of Fish and Wildlife filing fees. Documents will not be accepted for posting until the handling fee is paid. This fee is authorized under Fish and Game Code § 711.4 and 753.5.