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
Orange County Clerk-Recorder
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October 1, 2018  Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department Receives 2018 Merit AwardThe California Association of Counties (CSAC) has awarded the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department with a 2018 Merit Award in recognition of its G2G: Government to Government Recordings Made Easy submission in the category of Government Finance, Administration & Technology. The department received recognition for its efforts to give government agencies the ability to submit document recordings electronically to any participating county using a single computer from anywhere using the G2G component to access the department’s SECURE electronic delivery system.
July 16, 2018  Clerk-Recorder to Celebrate Five Year Anniversary of Special Saturday Openings to the PublicThis upcoming Saturday, July 21, Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen will be celebrating the five year anniversary in which he has opened his offices to the public one Saturday per month. The program was implemented shortly after Clerk-Recorder Nguyen took his position in the year 2013. Since the implementation of the special Saturday hours, demand has continued to increase and the openings have become very popular with wedding parties and other customers.
April 16, 2018  Clerk-Recorder's 2nd Annual Passport Day Results in Great Success for Busy Families and IndividualsThis past Saturday, the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department hosted its 2nd Annual Passport Day at the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana. During this event, the department accepted 179 passport applications and took 114 passport photos. This represents a 113% increase in the number of passport applications accepted and an 87% increase in the number of passport photos taken during the department’s 1st Annual Passport Day last year.
March 5, 2018  Clerk-Recorder to Host 2nd Annual Passport Day at the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana

Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen invites the public to take advantage of Passport Day in Santa Ana to get their passports now and avoid last minute travel delays. For the second year in a row, the Clerk-Recorder’s Office will be hosting this special day at the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana on Saturday April 14, 2018 from 9 am to 3 pm.