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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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.

January 11, 2018  Clerk-Recorder to Offer Extended Valentine's Day Hours For Marriage ServicesFor those looking to tie the knot on what many consider to be the most romantic day of the year, 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 on 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.