Orange County Clerk-Recorder is offering Marriage Licenses and performing Ceremonies by appointment only. Please visit for important details.

Due to concerns over the Coronavirus and based on recommendations from state and local health officials,
effective Tuesday, March 17, the following will be implemented:

  • All of the department’s offices (Anaheim, Laguna Hills, County Service Center, Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana, Westminster and Archives) will be closed.
  • All over-the-counter Document Recording Services are suspended until further notice. Recordings may be submitted via mail using the U.S. Postal Service, UPS or FedEx.
  • All authorized SECURE electronic recording submitters can continue to submit documents electronically.  
  • Attorney service document recording drop-offs and pick-ups are suspended until further notice.
  • All professional registrations (process server, photocopier, legal document assistant and unlawful detainer assistant registrations) are suspended until further notice.

The services listed below can be easily requested online or by mail. No over-the-counter service will be available until further notice.

1. Vital Records: Birth, Death and Marriage
2. Fictitious Business Name Statements
3. Official Record Copies
4. Notary Public Registrations
5. Authentications
6. Environmental Impact Reports

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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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.

The general public can call the department’s Marriage Service Hotline (714) 834-2740 beginning Monday, April 20, 2020, to make an appointment to obtain marriage services at Honda Center.
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.
February 19, 2020  County Clerk-Recorder Looking to Break Leap Year RecordThe year 2020 is a Leap Year, and since a Leap Day only occurs every four years Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen will be opening his offices for couples who wish to marry on Leap Day, Saturday, February 29. The department’s North and South County branch offices, as well as the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana, will be open for special Saturday hours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on February 29. The Clerk-Recorder is expecting to have a record breaking Leap Day due to this rare occurrence.