Our offices will be open on the following Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at all three locations. Appointments are available for marriage and passport services. Please click on the dates below for additional details.

For more information, call us at (714) 834-2500. 


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 three office locations: Santa Ana, Laguna Hills and Fullerton. 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.

Hugh Nguyen
Hugh Nguyen
Orange County Clerk-Recorder

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August 29, 2014  Clerk-Recorder Offers Official Records and Recorded Property Records OnlineLooking to get copies of official and recorded property records from the Clerk-Recorder Department? Instead of driving to one of the department’s offices, customers can now visit the department’s webpage to purchase and download those documents to their computers. The department’s online RecorderWorks allows customers to conduct searches, order, purchase and download documents all from the convenience of their home or office computers 24 hours a day.
June 26, 2014  Clerk-Recorder Office Opening Planned for Saturday July 26thPlan now to take advantage of Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen’s first Saturday office opening of the summer on Saturday, July 26th. The department will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana and at the department’s branch offices in Laguna Hills and Fullerton.
June 2, 2014  Clerk-Recorder Celebrates First Year of Special Saturday Openings to the PublicLast May 17th represented the 12th consecutive month in which Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen has opened his offices to the public one Saturday per month. The pilot program was implemented shortly after Nguyen was appointed as Clerk-Recorder by the Orange County Board of Supervisors in April 2013. The Saturday openings have turned out to be very popular with wedding parties and other customers.
May 8, 2014  Clerk-Recorder Celebrates SuccessIn April 2013, the Board of Supervisors appointed Hugh Nguyen to serve as the Orange County Clerk-Recorder to fill the remainder of his predecessor’s term. Since then Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen has compiled a growing list of reforms and changes to show for his one year in office.