FAQs

Does the Old Courthouse give tours?
Yes, walk-in visitors are always welcome during our normal business hours, Monday through Friday. Group tours may be scheduled by calling (714) 973-6605.
Does the Old Courthouse contain other offices besides the museum?
Yes, the Old Courthouse contains the offices of Marriage Licenses, the hearing rooms of Assessment Appeals, and the Orange County Archives.
How do I apply for a marriage license?
Please contact Marriage Licenses at (714) 834-2710 for information.
Can I be married at the Old Courthouse?
Yes. Civil ceremonies can be performed by the staff at Marriage Licenses during normal business hours, Monday through Friday. Contact Marriage Licenses at (714) 834-2710 for more information.
I want to have guests attend my ceremony, but there is not enough room in Marriage Licenses. Can I use another room at the Old Courthouse?
Yes, for a nominal fee you may reserve the Historic Courtroom during normal business hours, Monday through Friday. Historic Courtroom reservations can be made by calling (714) 973-6605.
Can I reserve the Old Courthouse for an evening or weekend event?
Yes. Pending approval from Old Courthouse Special Events, staff availability, and the successful application for a permit from County Property Permits, the Old Courthouse is conditionally available during non-business hours. Call (714) 973-6605 for more information on this process.
May I use the Old Courthouse as a location for motion or still photography?
Yes. However, all commerical and documentary motion or still photography within County-owned facilities REQUIRES a Photography/Motion Picture Permit. Call (714) 973-6605 for more information.
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