Effective Wednesday, June 10, 2020, all Clerk-Recorder Department offices will reopen to the public.
Over-the-counter service will resume for all Clerk-Recorder Department services.

We request that you complete your application online for the services below prior to visiting our offices.
Click on link below for the service you are requesting: 

For birth, death or marriage certificates click here:  

For marriage licenses and ceremonies click here: 

For Fictitious Business Name Statements click here: 

For more details click here: 

If you have any questions, you can reach us at (714) 834-2500.
We are here to answer your questions from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.


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: Anaheim, 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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June 9, 2020  Orange County Clerk-Recorder to Reopen Offices and Resume All Services to the Public on June 10After remaining closed since March to help stop the spread of COVID-19, Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen is excited to announce the reopening of his offices to the public effective Wednesday, June 10, 2020. The department will be offering all its services while implementing social distancing guidelines to ensure the safety of staff and customers. Services will resume at the department’s North County branch office in Anaheim, its South County branch office in Laguna Hills, at the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana and at the County Administration South building at the Civic Center Plaza in Santa Ana. The department’s Westminster location will remain closed until further notice.
April 16, 2020  Orange County Clerk-Recorder to Resume Marriage Services at Honda Center in AnaheimEffective Friday, April 17, 2020, the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department will begin offering marriage licenses and civil marriage ceremonies to couples whose marriage appointments were postponed due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Marriage services will be available at Honda Center in Anaheim at 2695 E. Katella Ave, corner of Katella and S. Douglass Road. Service is by appointment only from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Media is invited to Honda Center this Friday between 10 a.m. and noon. Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen will be available to answer any questions from the media and to ensure a smooth resumption of services.
March 17, 2020  Orange County Clerk-Recorder Announces Changes to Office Access and to Service Delivery OptionsOrange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen will be closing all of his department’s office locations to the public effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus also known as COVID-19. The Clerk-Recorder believes that it is in the best interest of its customers and employees to make some temporary changes in service delivery processes and to use mail and online services as much as possible. This will reduce exposure for all parties and allow services to continue with limited interruptions.
February 24, 2020  Orange County Clerk-Recorder to Celebrate One Year Anniversary of North County Branch Office in AnaheimClerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen will be celebrating the one year anniversary of the opening of his department’s North County Branch Office in Anaheim. The office opened in March of 2019 and has grown busier day by day in serving the needs of residents from North Orange County. The celebration will start at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, March 2, 2020. It will take place at the department’s North County Branch Office inside the Wells Fargo Building located at 222 N. Harbor Blvd., Ste. 110, Anaheim, CA 92805. Parking is available in the Wells Fargo Parking Garage which enters on Broadway or street side in the free 90 minute zones.