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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May 4, 2017  Orange County Clerk-Recorder Earns National Achievement Award for Auto-Indexing and Redaction ProgramWASHINGTON – Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s Auto-Indexing and Redaction – Increasing the Accuracy and Access to the Public Records Program has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that enhance services for residents.
May 1, 2017  Beat the Summer Rush and Apply For Your Passports Now!Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen invites the public to take advantage of his special Saturday Openings to get their passports now and avoid last minute travel delays. Clerk-Recorder Nguyen will be opening once again for his one-a-month special Saturday opening this coming Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
January 11, 2017  Clerk-Recorder to Offer Extended Hours for Marriage Services this Valentine's DayFor those looking to tie the knot on Valentine’s Day, look no further. To accommodate couples, Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen will be offering extended hours at his offices in Fullerton, Laguna Hills and at the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana this Valentine’s Day. The department will close at 5:30 pm instead of its normal closing hours to issue marriage licenses and perform marriage ceremonies.
November 28, 2016  Clerk-Recorder to Open December 17 to Top-off Another Successful Year of Special Saturday Openings(Santa Ana, CA ) -If you are looking to get married before the end of 2016 and can’t make it to the Clerk-Recorder Department’s offices during normal operating hours, then you need to take advantage of the department’s last Saturday opening for 2016. Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen will be opening his offices in Fullerton, Laguna Hills and the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana on Saturday December 17, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.