Effective Monday, June 8, 2020, the department will be reopening and implementing the first two stages of its three stage reopening plan.

1st Stage

Marriage licenses and ceremonies are reopening and are now available by appointment only and with social distancing restrictions at the department’s North County Branch Office in Anaheim, South County Branch Office in Laguna Hills, and the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana. Please visit
http://www.ocrecorder.com/services/marriages to see the social distancing restrictions in place, to complete your application and make an appointment.

No other services will be available at this time. 

2nd Stage

Document Recording Services are reopening and are now available at the department’s North County Branch Office in Anaheim and at the South County Branch Office in Laguna Hills. Please visit
http://www.ocrecorder.com/services/documents for complete details.

No other services will be available at this time.

3rd Stage

The department’s location at the County Administration South Building in Santa Ana will remain closed until further notice. Please check back Monday afternoon, June 8, 2020 for any updates. 

The services listed below are currently not available for over-the-counter service at any of our locations. They can still  be easily requested online or by mail.

1. Vital Records: Birth, Death and Marriage

2. Fictitious Business Name Statements

3. Official Record Copies

4. Notary Public Registration

5. Authentications

6. Environmental Impact Reports

7. Passport Services

If you have any questions, you can reach us at (714) 834-2500. We are here to answer your questions from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Welcome

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.

Sincerely,



Hugh Nguyen
Orange County Clerk-Recorder
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April 16, 2020  Orange County Clerk-Recorder to Resume Marriage Services at Honda Center in AnaheimEffective Friday, April 17, 2020, the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department will begin offering marriage licenses and civil marriage ceremonies to couples whose marriage appointments were postponed due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Marriage services will be available at Honda Center in Anaheim at 2695 E. Katella Ave, corner of Katella and S. Douglass Road. Service is by appointment only from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Media is invited to Honda Center this Friday between 10 a.m. and noon. Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen will be available to answer any questions from the media and to ensure a smooth resumption of services.
March 17, 2020  Orange County Clerk-Recorder Announces Changes to Office Access and to Service Delivery OptionsOrange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen will be closing all of his department’s office locations to the public effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus also known as COVID-19. The Clerk-Recorder believes that it is in the best interest of its customers and employees to make some temporary changes in service delivery processes and to use mail and online services as much as possible. This will reduce exposure for all parties and allow services to continue with limited interruptions.
February 24, 2020  Orange County Clerk-Recorder to Celebrate One Year Anniversary of North County Branch Office in AnaheimClerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen will be celebrating the one year anniversary of the opening of his department’s North County Branch Office in Anaheim. The office opened in March of 2019 and has grown busier day by day in serving the needs of residents from North Orange County. The celebration will start at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, March 2, 2020. It will take place at the department’s North County Branch Office inside the Wells Fargo Building located at 222 N. Harbor Blvd., Ste. 110, Anaheim, CA 92805. Parking is available in the Wells Fargo Parking Garage which enters on Broadway or street side in the free 90 minute zones.
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.