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.
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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: 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
Hugh Nguyen
Orange County Clerk-Recorder

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February 25, 2015  Valentine’s Day Nuptials Net Most Successful Saturday Opening For Orange County's Clerk-RecorderLove was definitely in the air this past Valentine’s Day as couples flocked to Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen’s offices to tie the knot while at the same time making the day the clerk-recorder’s most successful Saturday opening ever. Department staff issued a record breaking 223 marriage licenses and performed 187 marriage ceremonies - department highs for a Saturday office opening.
January 29, 2015  Demand Continues to Increase for Clerk-Recorder’s Saturday HoursDemand for marriage and passport services during Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen’s special Saturday hours this past weekend saw double and triple digit increases compared to last year’s January Saturday hours. The department issued 33% more marriage licenses and processed 150% more passport applications compared to last year’s January Saturday hours.
January 21, 2015  Clerk-Recorder To Offer Expanded Saturday Hours For Upcoming Valentine's DayOrange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen is making it easier for couples to get married this Valentine’s Day. The Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana and the department’s branch offices in Fullerton and Laguna Hills will be open to the public from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, February 14, 2015.
January 8, 2015  Clerk-Recorder Takes Oath of OfficeLast Friday, January 2, 2015, Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen took the oath of office which was administered by Orange County's 3rd District Supervisor Todd Spitzer inside the Board Hearing Room, at the County's Hall of Administration in the City of Santa Ana. By taking the oath, Clerk-Recorder Nguyen became the first Vietnamese-American ever to be elected to the position of County Clerk-Recorder in the country.