Our offices will be open on select Saturdays throughout the year at our three major locations. Appointments are available for marriage licenses, ceremonies and passport services. Please click on the desired service below for opening dates over the next six months and to make an appointment.
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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: Fullerton, 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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January 11, 2018  Clerk-Recorder to Offer Extended Valentine's Day Hours For Marriage ServicesFor those looking to tie the knot on what many consider to be the most romantic day of the year, look no further. To accommodate couples, Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen will be offering extended hours at his offices in Fullerton, Laguna Hills and at the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana on Valentine’s Day. The department will close at 5:30 pm instead of its normal closing hours to issue marriage licenses and perform marriage ceremonies.
January 10, 2018  Orange County Clerk-Recorder to Roll Out O.C. Weddings Mobile AppOrange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen will be rolling out his department's new O.C. Weddings mobile app. The mobile app will allow customers to both complete a marriage license application and to set an appointment for a civil marriage ceremony, all from the convenience of their mobile devices. A ribbon cutting ceremony to inaugurate this innovative mobile app is scheduled for January 18, 2018 at the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana at 11:00 a.m.
January 9, 2018  Orange County Clerk-Recorder to Launch Public Terminals With Touch Screen TechnologyOrange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen is pleased to announce the launching of public terminals with touch screen technology at all of his office locations. The terminals will be available to the public beginning Thursday, January 11, 2018. This technology will offer significant advantages to the customers - one being an additional option for the public to complete their applications without having to hassle with a keyboard or a mouse.
December 21, 2017  Clerk-Recorder Urges Public to Record Real Property Documents Before the End of the Year to Avoid Additional $75 Fees Imposed by Senate Bill 2Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen and the California Recorder Association oppose Senate Bill 2 (SB 2) - The Affordable Housing and Jobs Act – which requires county recorders to collect an additional $75 fee - with a few exceptions and up to a maximum $225 - on every real estate instrument, paper, or notice required by law.