Our offices will be open on select Saturdays throughout the year at our three major locations. Appointments are available for marriage licenses and ceremonies. Please click on the desired service below for opening dates over the next six months and to make an appointment.
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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: Anaheim, 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
Orange County Clerk-Recorder
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February 19, 2020  County Clerk-Recorder Looking to Break Leap Year RecordThe year 2020 is a Leap Year, and since a Leap Day only occurs every four years Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen will be opening his offices for couples who wish to marry on Leap Day, Saturday, February 29. The department’s North and South County branch offices, as well as the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana, will be open for special Saturday hours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on February 29. The Clerk-Recorder is expecting to have a record breaking Leap Day due to this rare occurrence.
January 29, 2020  Anaheim Ducks Wild Wing to Make a Splash During Clerk-Recorder's Valentine's Day CelebrationThe Anaheim Ducks official mascot Wild Wing will be making a special appearance at the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department’s North County Branch Office in Anaheim on Valentine’s Day during the department’s extended hours. Wild Wing will be at the office from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and will be helping Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen welcome couples looking to “tie the knot” on what is considered the most romantic day of the year. The office is located at 222 S. Harbor Blvd, Ste. 110, Anaheim, CA 92805.
January 13, 2020  Clerk-Recorder to Host 4th Annual Passport Day at Old County Courthouse in Santa AnaClerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen invites the public to take advantage of Passport Day in Santa Ana to get their passports now and avoid last minute travel delays. For the fourth year in a row, Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen will be hosting this special day at the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana. Only applications for new passports will be accepted. This year’s opening will be held on Saturday March 7, 2020 from 9 am to 3 pm.
January 2, 2020  Orange County Clerk-Recorder to Offer Extended Valentine's Day Hours - Looks to Break Standing RecordFor those looking to tie the knot on what many consider to be the most romantic day of the year, look no further. This upcoming Valentine’s Day, Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen will be offering extended hours at his offices in Anaheim, Laguna Hills and at the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana. Instead of its normal closing hours, the department will close at 5:30 pm to issue marriage licenses and perform marriage ceremonies.

This year’s extended hours fall on a Friday which increases the potential for the department to break its Valentine’s Day record of 266 couples married and 310 licenses issued in a single day back in 2014.