Professional Photocopier Registration
What is this service?
This service provides information about how to register as a Professional Photocopier. A professional photocopier is defined as any person who for compensation obtains or reproduces documents authorized to be produced, and who, while engaged in performing that activity, has access to the information contained therein.
Laws concerning Professional Photocopiers are set forth in the California Business and Professions Code (BPC 22450-22463).
Who can use this service?
Anyone whose residence, principal place of business or branch office is located in San Luis Obispo County, who has not been convicted of a felony, and who is a valid Notary Public in the State of California (or is managed by and authorized by an individual who is) may apply to register as a professional photocopier.
Is there a charge for this service?
Yes. Please refer to the Clerk-Recorder's Fee Schedule.
What is the process?
Step 1: Complete Application
Complete and sign the appropriate application form:
Step 2: Obtain Professional Photocopier Bond
Registrant must contact an insurance or surety company and obtain a Professional Photocopier bond in favor of County of San Luis Obispo, State of California naming the registrant as principal, and covering the term of the registration, in the amount of $5,000. A $2,000 cash deposit may be submitted in lieu of the bond.
Step 3: Personally Appear
The registrant shall personally appear in the Clerk-Recorder office in San Luis Obispo or Atascadero during regular business hours except during County holidays with the completed and signed application form, Professional Photocopier Bond, valid photo identification, and the appropriate registration, bond recording and identification card fees.
When and where is this service offered?
This service is available anytime throughout the year at the Clerk-Recorder office in San Luis Obispo or Atascadero during regular business hours except during County observed holidays.
Location, directions and hours of operation
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Clerk-Recorder San Luis Obispo Office
1055 Monterey Street Suite D120 San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
Tel: (805) 781-5080
Fax: (805) 781-1111
Clerk-Recorder North County Office
6565 Capistrano Avenue 2nd Floor Atascadero Library Atascadero, CA 93422
Tel: (805) 461-6041
Fax: (805) 461-6044
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I check if someone is a valid Professional Photocopier in the County of San Luis Obispo?
Contact our office by phone or in person during normal office hours and we can verify the Professional Photocopier registration.