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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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.
August 30, 2019  Clerk-Recorder's Santa Ana Location Moving to New County Administration South BuildingClerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen is proud to announce that the Clerk-Recorder Department will be serving the public at its new home inside the County Administration South building in Santa Ana, which is home to the County Service Center. The ribbon cutting and dedication for the County’s much anticipated innovative building was held this past Wednesday by the Orange County Board of Supervisors. The new Clerk-Recorder Department location is located at 601 N. Ross Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701 and will open its doors from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on September 3, 2019 to serve the public.

May 30, 2019  Orange County Clerk-Recorder Reaches Milestone by Reaching 9 Million Electronically Submitted Documents

(Santa Ana, Calif.) - This past Tuesday, the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department reached a milestone in electronic recording history by reaching 9 million electronically submitted and recorded documents. This milestone achievement maintains the department as a nationwide industry leader and is a testament to the department's commitment to bringing the residents of Orange County fast and efficient services.