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.

Please note that the historic courtroom on the 3rd floor of the Old County Courthouse is currently undergoing repairs and will not be available for marriage ceremonies until early 2017.


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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October 14, 2016  Clerk-Recorder to Unveil New Ceremony Room at the Old County CourthouseClerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen will be unveiling a new marriage ceremony room inside the historic Old Orange County Courthouse. He will be hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 22nd at 12 PM, during the department’s monthly special Saturday hours which will take place between 10 AM and 3 PM. The new ceremony room will be used to better address the consistently high demand for civil wedding ceremonies.
June 28, 2016  Clerk-Recorder to Streamline Real Property Recording Services at Department's Branch OfficesClerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen is pleased to announce the implementation of a pilot program, which aims to streamline real property recording services at his department’s branch office in Fullerton. The main feature of this pilot program is the stationing of a recordable document examiner at the branch office during regular business hours. The document examiner will examine walk-in customers’ documents on the spot. This will drastically reduce the time it takes to record a document at the branch office.
June 21, 2016  Clerk-Recorder Announces Completion of Conservation Project and New Online Catalog at County ArchivesClerk Recorder Hugh Nguyen is pleased to announce two exciting enhancements at the Orange County Archives that will be a great benefit to academics, researchers, historians and the general public.
April 26, 2016  Orange County Clerk-Recorder to Automate Indexing and Redaction Process of Real Property RecordingsToday, Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen took the first step towards implementing software that will automatically index and redact real property documents submitted for recording to his offices. This will make real property records available to the public for review one day after being submitted and recorded.