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.
Click here for more detailed information or call us at (714) 834-2500.


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
Hugh Nguyen
Orange County Clerk-Recorder

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June 18, 2015  Clerk-Recorder to Offer Extended Summer Hours on WednesdaysBeginning Wednesday, July 1 through Wednesday, September 30, 2015, Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen will be keeping his offices open for an additional hour every Wednesday. The extended Wednesday hours will be offered at all locations with the exception of the department’s office inside the County Community Service Center in Westminster.
June 8, 2015  Orange County Clerk-Recorder Receives NACO Award for Saturday Office HoursThe National Association of Counties (NACO) has awarded the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department with a 2015 Achievement Award in recognition of its “Special Saturday Hours – Increasing Access to Better Serve the Public” program in the category of County Administration and Management. The department received recognition for its efforts in making its offices more accessible to working families and students by opening one Saturday per month during which customers can obtain marriage and passport services as well as vital and official records.
June 1, 2015  Special Saturday Hours Planned for June 27Plan now to take advantage of Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen’s special Saturday hours this upcoming Saturday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana and the department’s branch offices in Fullerton and Laguna Hills. Appointments are filling fast.
May 19, 2015  Demand for Passport Services During Clerk-Recorder's Special Saturday Hours SurgesThis past weekend, demand for passport services during Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen’s special Saturday hours saw a triple digit increase compared to last year’s May Saturday opening. The department saw a 320% increase in passport application acceptance compared to May’s 2014 Saturday hours.