Effective Monday, July 20, 2020, the Clerk-Recorder Department will be closing its branch offices in Anaheim, Laguna Hills and
at the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana.
The department's office at the County Service Center in Santa Ana will remain open but only offer over-the-counter service for birth, death, and marriage certificates, all professional registrations, and real property document recordings. All other services will be offered by mail only.
Effective July 20, 2020, the following services must be requested via mail. No over-the-counter service will be available until further notice:
Fictitious Business Name Statements
Official Records Copies
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.
In efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, effective Monday, August 3, 2020, Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen will be moving his department’s marriage services to Honda Center in Anaheim for a second time this year. Marriage services at Honda Center are by appointment only from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Honda Center is located at 2695 E. Katella Ave, corner of Katella and S. Douglass Road. Customers must complete their marriage license application and make an appointment online at the following link: https://www.ocrecorder.com/services/marriage. No walk-in service will be available at this time.
Media is invited to Honda Center on Thursday, July 30, 2020 between 10:30 a.m. and noon. Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen will be available to answer any questions from the media regarding marriage services at Honda Center.
NACo recognized the department’s “OC Weddings Mobile App”, in the category of Information Technology. The mobile app allows customers to both complete their marriage license application and set an appointment for a civil marriage ceremony with the Clerk-Recorder Department, all from the convenience of their electronic/mobile devices.
In efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, effective Monday, July 20, 2020, the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department will be closing its branch offices in Anaheim, Laguna Hills, and at the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana to the public until further notice. The department’s office at the County Service Center (CSC) in Santa Ana will remain open but only offer over-the-counter services for birth, death and marriage certificates, professional registrations, and real property document recordings. For faster service, customers can submit their application online for a birth, death, or marriage certificate prior to visiting the CSC. All other services will be offered by mail only. The department’s Westminster office will remain closed to the public.
June 9, 2020
Orange County Clerk-Recorder to Reopen Offices and Resume All Services to the Public on June 10After remaining closed since March to help stop the spread of COVID-19, Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen is excited to announce the reopening of his offices to the public effective Wednesday, June 10, 2020. The department will be offering all its services while implementing social distancing guidelines to ensure the safety of staff and customers. Services will resume at the department’s North County branch office in Anaheim, its South County branch office in Laguna Hills, at the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana and at the County Administration South building at the Civic Center Plaza in Santa Ana. The department’s Westminster location will remain closed until further notice.
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