Merced County California

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Services & Responsibilities
The County Clerk's office has many varied responsibilities, which include:
  • Marriages
    • Issues public and confidential marriage licenses
    • Performs civil ceremonies
    • Provide certified copies of confidential marriage licenses
  • Fictitious Business Names (FBNs) - File Fictitious Business Name Statements as required by the California Business and Professions Code
  • Notary Public Registrations
    • Registers notary public oaths and commissions
    • Accepts notary bonds for filing
    • Maintains records of those filed
    • Certifies to the authenticity of a notary
Other services of the County Clerk's office includes:
  • Filing bonds
  • Certifying documents relative to notaries public
  • Administering oaths of office to notaries
  • Administering loyalty oaths to County employees and elected officials
  • Filing Powers of Attorney for surety companies
  • Filing and posting public notices and environmental impact reports
  • Certifying to the capacity of public officials
  • Registering Process Servers, Professional Photocopiers, Unlawful Detainer Assistants, and Legal Document Assistants

Please note that the County Clerk Office no longer processes passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Passport Agency. Please click here for a list of other passport acceptance agencies in Merced County

Merced County 2222 M Street Merced, CA 9543 Ph. (209) 385-7434 Toll Free (800) 226-6452
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