Our offices will be open on the following Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at all three locations. Appointments are available for marriage and passport services. Please click on the dates below for additional details.

For more information, 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 three office locations: Santa Ana, Laguna Hills and Fullerton. 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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April 22, 2014  Thousands Visit Clerk-Recorder's Offices during Special Saturday HoursMore than 1,248 guests were present at the Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s offices to witness family members or friends “tie the knot” during Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen’s special Saturday hours last April 12th.
March 26, 2014  Beat the Summer Rush and Apply For Your Passports Now!Get your passport now and avoid last minute travel problems and extra costs by taking advantage of the Clerk-Recorder Department’s special Saturday openings this April 12th and May 17th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana.
March 17, 2014  Special Saturday Hours Planned for April 12Plan now to take advantage of special Saturday hours available at the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department on Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana and the department’s branch offices in Laguna Hills and Fullerton.
March 13, 2014  Thousands Take Advantage of Special Saturday HoursMore than 2,740 customers have obtained a marriage license during Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen’s special Saturday openings at the department’s offices in Santa Ana, Fullerton and Laguna Hills.