Alert: There are new requirements for notary acknowledgments, proof of executions and jurats effective
January 1, 2015. For more details click here.

Our Office will be open on the following Saturdays 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 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.

Hugh Nguyen
Hugh Nguyen
Orange County Clerk-Recorder

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November 19, 2014  Clerk-Recorder to Open on 12/13/14 - Last Chance this Century For Couples to Marry on Consecutive Date SequenceIf you are looking to get married before the end of 2014 and are looking for an easy yet special date to remember then 12-13-14 is your day to tie the knot. The Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department will open its offices in Fullerton, Laguna Hills and at the Old County Courthouse on Saturday December, 13, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This date also represents the last time this century in which the day, month and year are consecutive numbers.
November 4, 2014  Orange County Clerk-Recorder Establishes Passport Processing Services at Laguna Hills Branch OfficeBeginning November 20, 2014, the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department will begin accepting and processing passport applications at the department’s South County branch office, located at 24031 El Toro Rd., Suite 150 in the City of Laguna Hills. Passport services at the Laguna Hills office will be available between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
October 6, 2014  Clerk-Recorder Establishes Marriage License and Passport Services at County Community CenterBeginning October 9, 2014, the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department will begin accepting and processing passport applications as well as issuing marriage licenses (no ceremonies) at the County Community Service Center, located at 15460 Magnolia Street in the City of Westminster, in conjunction with the other County services currently available at the community center.
September 18, 2014  Orange County Clerk-Recorder Receives Merit Award For Saturday Office HoursThe California State Association of Counties (CSAC) has honored the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department with a Merit Award through its 2014 Challenge Awards program. The department received recognition for its efforts in making its offices more accessible to working families by opening one Saturday per month during which customers can obtain marriage and passport services as well as vital records and official records.