The Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department will close all of its office locations to the public, effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Most services can be easily requested online or by mail. Please browse our web pages to get detailed information on obtaining services or call us at (714) 834-2500. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding. Thank you!
Birth, Death and Marriage Records
Please note: The Orange County Clerk-Recorder does not maintain or issue divorce records. To obtain any divorce related record or information, visit Superior Court, Orange County at: www.occourts.org
Who may request a Vital Record?
Only authorized individuals may receive a certified copy of a birth, death, or marriage record.
Please click on link for a list of authorized individuals: https://cms.ocgov.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=115771
Those who do not qualify as authorized individuals may receive an Informational certified copy. An Informational certified copy shows the words "INFORMATIONAL, NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY” imprinted across the face. Please note that Informational certified copies do not exist for a Confidential Marriage; only the bride or groom are authorized to order a certified copy.
Requesting in Person (Over-the-counter services is not available at this time, please do not visit any of our offices for this service until further notice.)
Note: You must complete your application prior to visiting our office to obtain any certificate. Complete your application here:(not available at this time)
Once you complete your application online, please visit one of the locations listed below with your valid government-issued photo identification. Certificates are generally issued on the same day.
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