Our offices will be open on the following Saturday 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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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.
September 12, 2014  Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department Records 7 Million Electronically Submitted DocumentsOn Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 10:08 am, the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department reviewed and recorded a full reconveyance document. The significance of this event was that this document was the 7 millionth electronically submitted document processed by the Clerk-Recorder Department.
September 8, 2014  Demand Remains High for Clerk-Recorder Department's Saturday Office OpeningsEven the long Labor Day holiday weekend couldn’t stop customers from flocking to the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department’s August 30th Saturday opening to obtain services usually rendered to the public during normal business hours.