Our offices will be open on select Saturdays throughout the year at our three major locations. Appointments are available for marriage licenses, ceremonies and passport services. Please click on the desired service below for opening dates over the next six months and to make an appointment.
Click here for more detailed information or 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 locations in the following cities: Fullerton, 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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November 30, 2017  Clerk-Recorder to Open December 16 to Top-off Another Successful Year of Special Saturday OpeningsIf you are looking to get married before the end of 2017 and can’t make it to the Clerk-Recorder Department’s offices during normal operating hours, then take advantage of the department’s last Saturday opening of 2017. Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen will be opening his offices in Fullerton, Laguna Hills and the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana on Saturday December 16, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
September 28, 2017  Clerk-Recorder Welcomes Fall Season with Another Successful Special Saturday OpeningThis past Saturday, Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen started the fall season with one of the busiest Saturday openings of the year. The department experienced a surge in demand for services during the department’s September Saturday opening. Staff issued 166 marriage licenses, performed 115 marriage ceremonies and over 800 guests came to witness their friends and family getting married. Customers also purchased 93 marriage certificates to top off a great day.
August 7, 2017  Orange County Clerk-Recorder Launches Pilot Program to Help Expedite the Ordering of Marriage Certificates

Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen is launching a pilot program that will allow couples to pre-pay for their marriage certificates upon completion of their marriage ceremony. This program will only be implemented at the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana and will only apply to couples who have a ceremony performed by one of the department’s deputy commissioners of marriage on site.

August 1, 2017  Orange County Clerk-Recorder Reaches Milestone By Surpassing 8 Million Electronically Submitted Documents

(Santa Ana, Calif.) - This July, the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department reached a milestone in electronic recording history by surpassing 8.2 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.