Orange County Archives

The Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department will close all of its office locations to the public, effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Most services can be easily requested online or by mail. Please browse our web pages to get detailed information on obtaining services or call us at (714) 834-2500.

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding. Thank you!

Orange County Courthouse


The Orange County Archives serves as the main repository for historic property documents, vital records and other materials from county government. The Archives is open daily to offer assistance to local historians, property researchers, genealogists and students. 

The Archives is also home to a vast collection of historic photos and archival materials from affiliated government agencies, as well as the Knott’s Berry Farm Collection, the federal court record of the county’s 1994 bankruptcy, Orange County directories and many local historic newspapers and magazines.

We strive to make it easy to access Orange County's historical records and photographs. The records we maintain and safeguard belong to the citizens of Orange County.

Thank you for your interest in the Orange County Archives. 

Hugh Nguyen
Orange County Clerk-Recorder