Our offices will be open on select Saturdays throughout the year at our three major locations. Appointments are available for marriage licenses, ceremonies and passport services. Please click on the desired service below for opening dates over the next six months and to make an appointment.
Click here for more detailed information or call us at (714) 834-2500.

Welcome

Welcome to the Clerk-Recorder Department. We encourage you to browse our website and learn more about the services our department provides. Please note that we have locations in the following cities: Fullerton, Laguna Hills, Santa Ana and Westminster. For maps and directions, click on the "Office Locations" button to the left.

Our office handles property records, marriage licenses and ceremonies, birth and death certificates, and many other services. We also oversee the Orange County Archives, where materials detailing the history of Orange County can be found.

Thank you for visiting our website. We look forward to serving you.

Sincerely,

Hugh Nguyen
Orange County Clerk-Recorder


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April 21, 2016  Clerk-Recorder Expedites Availability of Birth and Death Certificates to the Public

Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen would like to announce that his office can now offer certified copies of birth and death certificates to the public 30 days after the life event. Certificates needed within the first 30 days of an event can be obtained from the Health Care Agency.

March 22, 2016  Special Saturday Hours Planned for April 23

Plan now to take advantage of Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen’s special Saturday hours this upcoming Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana and the department’s branch offices in downtown Fullerton and at the Laguna Hills Civic Center.

February 25, 2016  Demand for Passport Services at Clerk-Recorder Department Continues to SurgeThe Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department experienced a 128% increase in the number of passport applications accepted by the department’s passport units between calendar years 2013 and 2015. In 2013, the department accepted 2,807 passport applications, 3,085 passport applications in 2014 and 6,391 passport applications in 2015.
February 3, 2016  Clerk-Recorder to Offer Valentine's Day Marriage CeremoniesFor those looking to tie the knot on Valentine’s Day, look no further. To accommodate couples, Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen will be opening the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana on this Valentine’s Day from 9 am to 2 pm to perform marriage ceremonies only, even though the special day falls on a Sunday.