Certification of Registered Translator/Interpreter


Effective Monday, July 20, 2020, the Clerk-Recorder Department will be closing its branch offices in Anaheim, Laguna Hills and
at the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana.

The department's office at the County Service Center in Santa Ana will remain open but only offer over-the-counter service for birth, death, and marriage certificates, all professional registrations, and real property document recordings. All other services will be offered by mail only. 

Effective July 20, 2020, the following services must be requested via mail. No over-the-counter service will be available until further notice:

·      Fictitious Business Name Statements

·      Official Records Copies

·      Notary Registrations

·      EIR Filings For customers who already booked marriage appointments through July 31, 2020 at the department's Laguna Hills and Old County Courthouse locations, the department will continue to honor the appointments. Department staff will be contacting customers with booked appointments at the Laguna Hills and at the Old County Courthouse with updated information regarding their appointments. For those with booked appointments ins Anaheim, no changes have been made, appointment will be honored at the Anaheim office. New marriage appointments are available at: https://www.ocrecorder.com/services/marriage.

For more information about the services being offered by the Clerk-Recorder Department, please call the department's information line at (714) 834-2500, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except holidays.

Our department verifies Translators/Interpreters declarations completed only by a Translator/Interpreter registered with California Court Interpreter or the American Translator Association.
Please submit your request for certification to our main office in downtown Santa Ana.

You must include the following with your request:

The fee for certification is $10 per declaration.

To locate a translator/interpreter, visit the American Translator Association online at atanet.org or the California Court Interpreter online at courtinfo.ca.gov