Official Certifications & Professional Registrations

Effective March 1, the County Service Center in Santa Ana and the North County branch office in Anaheim will resume in-person service.

The following services will be available to walk-in customers at the County Service Center in Santa Ana:

Birth, death, and marriage records • fictitious business name statements • real property recordings • official records copies • notary public registrations and oaths • all professional registrations • EIR filings.

For in-person service, customers MUST complete an application prior to visiting our office. Click here to complete your application.

The following services will be available to walk-in customers at the North County branch office in Anaheim:

Birth, death, and marriage records • marriage services (by appointment only) • fictitious business name statements • official records copies • notary public registrations and oaths • EIR filings. (No real property recordings).

For in-person service, customers MUST complete an application prior to visiting our office. Click here to complete your application.

All marriage services will be available by appointment only. The Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana and the South County branch office in Laguna Hills will remain closed to all other walk-in services. Click here to schedule an appointment.

For more information, please call our office at (714) 834-2500, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except holidays.

Unlawful Detainer Assistant

Unlawful Detainer Assistant registration is required in each county where the services are performed. The registration application can be completed and submitted in our main office in downtown Santa Ana. If registering as a corporation or partnership, at least two partners or corporate officers must be present to sign at the time of registration. Only one partner or corporate officer must submit their supporting educational documentation. Identification cards issued in the name of the partnership/corporation will not contain a photo. Additionally, employees must individually qualify and file separate individual registrations. Employee identification cards will not be issued.

The registrant must appear in person and meet the following requirements:

  • Only the customer requesting the service will be allowed to enter the office.

  • Present a valid government issued, photo identification (birth certificate, driver's license, or passport)

  • Present a bond in the amount of $25,000 naming the registrant as the principal, providing the term of bond (two years), commencement date, and expiration date.

  • Provide supporting educational documentation as required in the Business and Professional Code § 6400, 6402 & 6408.

  • The filing fee is $189 for a single-sided, single-page bond, but may vary. Please add $3 for each additional page of the bond.

    You must complete your application prior to visiting our offices. You may complete your application here: Online Unlawful Detainer Assistant Registration Application

Registration service is available until 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday, except holidays.