Form SOS/NP-30 "Notary Public Application" - California

What Is Form SOS/NP-30?

This is a legal form that was released by the California Secretary of State - a government authority operating within California. As of today, no separate filing guidelines for the form are provided by the issuing department.

Form Details:

  • Released on August 1, 2016;
  • The latest edition provided by the California Secretary of State;
  • Easy to use and ready to print;
  • Quick to customize;
  • Compatible with most PDF-viewing applications;

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Download Form SOS/NP-30 "Notary Public Application" - California

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Appl ID (For Filing Officer’s Use Only)
Secretary of State
Notary Public Application
Important – Read instructions before completing this application.
1. Applicant’s Information
a. Social Security Number /Individual Taxpayer Identification No.
b. Date of Birth
c. Driver’s License or ID
d. Full Legal Name: First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
2. Commission Name
Print your name exactly as you want it shown on your commission. Your legal last name must match the last name shown on your
commission.
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
3. Applicant’s Business and Residence Information
a. Name of Principal Place of Business
b. County where business is located (no abbreviations)
c. Telephone Number
(
)
d. Business Location Address - Do not list a P.O. Box
City (no abbreviations)
State
Zip Code
CA
e. Mailing Address, if different than item 3d
City
State
Zip Code
f. Residence Address - Do not list a P.O. Box
City (no abbreviations)
State
Zip Code
CA
4. Background Information
Attach additional pages, if necessary.
a. List any names(s) previously used.
b. Provide all details if you have been held liable by a court in any suit based on fraud or misrepresentation, failure to discharge the duties of a notary public, or violation of state regulatory law.
c. Provide all details relating to any professional license or notary public commission denied, revoked, restricted or suspended.
d. List all convictions by any court of a misdemeanor, or a felony, and provide all details for any arrest or citation for an offense for which a trial is pending.
5. Signature and Execution
• I understand that any misstatements or omissions of material facts will result in the denial of my notary public
application or revocation of my notary public commission and possible criminal liability.
• I declare that I am a legal California resident, or I am a federal civil service employee who is a United States citizen
being appointed and commissioned on behalf of a military reservation.
I certify under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct.
Date:
Signature:
2016 California Secretary of State
SOS/NP-30 (REV 08/2016)
www.sos.ca.gov/notary
Appl ID (For Filing Officer’s Use Only)
Secretary of State
Notary Public Application
Important – Read instructions before completing this application.
1. Applicant’s Information
a. Social Security Number /Individual Taxpayer Identification No.
b. Date of Birth
c. Driver’s License or ID
d. Full Legal Name: First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
2. Commission Name
Print your name exactly as you want it shown on your commission. Your legal last name must match the last name shown on your
commission.
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
3. Applicant’s Business and Residence Information
a. Name of Principal Place of Business
b. County where business is located (no abbreviations)
c. Telephone Number
(
)
d. Business Location Address - Do not list a P.O. Box
City (no abbreviations)
State
Zip Code
CA
e. Mailing Address, if different than item 3d
City
State
Zip Code
f. Residence Address - Do not list a P.O. Box
City (no abbreviations)
State
Zip Code
CA
4. Background Information
Attach additional pages, if necessary.
a. List any names(s) previously used.
b. Provide all details if you have been held liable by a court in any suit based on fraud or misrepresentation, failure to discharge the duties of a notary public, or violation of state regulatory law.
c. Provide all details relating to any professional license or notary public commission denied, revoked, restricted or suspended.
d. List all convictions by any court of a misdemeanor, or a felony, and provide all details for any arrest or citation for an offense for which a trial is pending.
5. Signature and Execution
• I understand that any misstatements or omissions of material facts will result in the denial of my notary public
application or revocation of my notary public commission and possible criminal liability.
• I declare that I am a legal California resident, or I am a federal civil service employee who is a United States citizen
being appointed and commissioned on behalf of a military reservation.
I certify under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct.
Date:
Signature:
2016 California Secretary of State
SOS/NP-30 (REV 08/2016)
www.sos.ca.gov/notary
Instructions for Completing Form SOS/NP-30
Notary Public Application
Read all instructions and information carefully. Questions regarding this application should be directed to the Notary Public
Section at (916) 653-3595.
Complete in full the Notary Public Application.
Only your official signature should be written, all other information should be typed or printed legibly in blue or black ink.
Attach to this application a 2” x 2” color passport photograph of yourself.
Attach to this application the proof of completion certificate (3-hour or 6-hour) received from the notary public education
course provider.
Complete the Notary Public Application (Form SOS/NP-30) as follows:
Item
Instruction
Tips
1a.
Enter your full social security number or your individual
taxpayer identification number.
1b.
Enter the month, day and year you were born.
1c.
Enter your driver’s license number or, if you do not have a
driver’s license, enter your California identification number.
• Do not alter your last name in any way. The name
1d.
Enter your full name; first, middle, last and suffix (Sr., Jr., III,
entered will be used for identification purposes and
etc.) if applicable.
must match your picture identification used for entry
to the examination.
Note: This name is public information and will be provided to
• If you do not have a middle name, enter “NMN” in
the public upon request.
the appropriate space.
• If your first or middle name consists of an initial
only, enter “Initial Only” following the initial.
• The first and middle names may include initials;
2.
Type or print your name exactly as you want it to appear on
however, a full last name is required.
your commission.
• Your legal last name must match the last name
shown on your commission. A full last name is
required. If your last name is “Smith-Jones”, you
must enter “Smith-Jones”. The use of “Smith” or
“Jones” by itself is unacceptable.
• Titles and quotes are not acceptable.
• When you file your oath and bond with the county
clerk, you will be required to present identification
that must substantially match the requested
commission name.
• If you do not work for a business, do not have a
3a.
Enter the name of your business.
business name, or you are unemployed, enter “Self
employed” or “Self”.
• Do not abbreviate the name of the county.
3b.
Enter the name of your county where your business is
• If you are unemployed, enter the name of the
located.
county that you live in.
• This is optional information only.
3c.
Enter the telephone number for your business.
• Do not enter a P.O. Box number.
3d.
Enter the street address of your business where you will
• Do not abbreviate the name of the city.
perform 50% of more of your notary public duties.
• If you are unemployed, enter your residence
Enter the city and zip code of your business location address.
address.
• If you are self-employed, enter the address where
Note: This address is public information and will be provided
to the public upon request.
you work.
• Your notary public commission will be mailed to this
3e.
Enter the address where you would like to receive notary
address.
public information, if different than your business address.
• The mailing address may be a P.O. Box.
Note: This address is public information and will be posted on
our website.
2016 California Secretary of State
SOS/NP-30 (REV 08/2016)
www.sos.ca.gov/notary
• Enter the address where you live.
3f.
Enter your residence address.
• Do not enter a P.O. Box number.
Note: This address is public information and will be provided
to the public upon request.
• This includes maiden name(s), prior married
4a.
Enter any other name(s) you have used.
name(s), name used prior to U.S. citizenship,
previous domestic partnership name(s), etc.
• Your application may be rejected if lawsuits exist
4.b
If you have been held liable by a court in any civil proceeding
and you do not provide the information.
based on fraud or misrepresentation, failure to discharge the
• Attach additional page(s), if necessary.
duties of a notary public, or violation of state regulatory law
provide all details in the space provided.
• Do not include information about the loss or
4c.
If applicable, enter the following information:
• Type of license;
suspension of a driver’s license.
• Your application may be rejected if you do not
• The name under which the license was issued;
• The date and reason of the revocation, denial,
provide the information.
• Attach additional page(s), if necessary.
suspension, restriction; and,
• The name and address of the licensing agency.
• DUI’s must be disclosed.
4d.
If applicable, enter the following information:
• You must disclose any criminal charges pending in
• Enter the date and place where arrested or cited;
• Whether the conviction was for a misdemeanor or a
any court of law.
• All convictions must be disclosed, regardless of
felony;
• The name of the court and court case number;
when or where occurring, even if you disclosed the
• The sentence imposed; and,
conviction on a previous application for a notary
public commission.
• The date you were released from probation, parole, or
• Convictions that have been dismissed or expunged
incarceration.
pursuant to Penal Code sections 1203.4 or 1203.4a
also must be disclosed, regardless of the basis for
Note: The only exceptions are traffic infractions, offenses
adjudicated in a juvenile court or under a youthful offender
expungement.
• Attach additional page(s), if necessary.
law, and any incident that has been sealed under Welfare and
• To determine whether you have a conviction that
Institutions Code section 781 or Penal Code section 1203.45
(juvenile offenses).
may disqualify you for obtaining a notary public
commission, refer to the disciplinary guidelines
at
www.sos.ca.gov/notary/disciplinary-guidelines
for
a list of the most common disqualifying convictions.
• Include the month, day and year.
5.
Enter the date signed.
• You must be a legal resident of California or a
federal civil service employee, who is a United
Sign your name in the space provided.
States citizen being appointed and commissioned
on behalf of a military base or military installation
Note: This application is signed under penalty of perjury and
located within California.
must be signed.
Privacy Notification
Civil Code section 1798.17 requires notice be provided when collecting personal and confidential information from
individuals. Each individual has a right to review the personal information maintained by the Secretary of State relating to
that individual, unless access is exempted by law. Upon request, the Secretary of State will inform any individual regarding
the location of the individual's records and the category of persons who use the information contained in those records.
To obtain this information, contact Custodian of Records, Notary Public Section, P.O. Box 942877, Sacramento, California
94277-0001, Telephone (916) 653-3595. California Government Code section 8201.1 requires and authorizes collection of
the application information and fingerprints. The information is mandatory unless otherwise noted. If all, or any part of the
required information is not provided, processing of the application may be delayed until the required information has been
provided, or the application may be denied.
The principal purposes for collecting and using this information are: (1) To determine the fitness of persons to serve in the
capacity of notary public; (2) To determine if any disqualifying crimes have been committed by applicants; and (3) To enable
the Secretary of State to carry out the duties required by law. Information on this form filed by the applicant with the
Secretary of State, except for the name and address, is confidential and no record can be divulged by an employee having
access to the record to any person other than the applicant, his/her authorized representative, an employee or officer of the
federal government, the state government, or a local agency, as defined in California Government Code section 6252(b),
acting in his/her official capacity, or by order of court. The names and addresses listed in Items 1, 2, and 3 are public
information and will be provided to the public upon request.
2016 California Secretary of State
SOS/NP-30 (REV 08/2016)
www.sos.ca.gov/notary
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