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Birth, Death and Marriage Records
Note: The Clerk-Recorder Department does not maintain divorce records. Visit Superior Court, County of Orange at www.occourts.org for more information.
Who Can 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.
Once you complete your application online, please visit one of the locations listed below with your valid government-issued photo identification.
Only the person requesting service will be allowed to enter the office.
Certificates are generally issued on the same day.
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