Our offices will be open on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at all three locations. Appointments are available for marriage and passport services. Please click here for additional details. For more information, call (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 three office locations: Santa Ana, Laguna Hills and Fullerton. 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.
November 13, 2013
Finding Love Is As Easy As 11-12-13!Couples in search of symmetry—and an easily remembered anniversary date—flocked to the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department to be married on Nov. 12, 2013—or 11/12/13. The department issued 107 licenses and performed 103 civil wedding ceremonies, more than double the amount of ceremonies performed on a usual Tuesday.
November 5, 2013
Investigation Helps Shut Down $3.5 Million Real Estate FraudA joint investigation has resulted in the conviction of Blair Christopher Hanloh, 50, of Long Beach for stealing more than $3.5 million in a fraudulent scheme to falsify property transfer deeds and then fraudulently rent out the Orange County homes.
October 16, 2013
Plan Now for Saturday Hours in November and DecemberAppointments are being taken now for marriage licenses and ceremonies, as well as passport services, for Saturday Nov. 16 and Dec. 14, when the offices of the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department will open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen has opened office doors for one Saturday each month since June to help customers who are unable to visit during regular weekday hours.
October 11, 2013
Clerk-Recorder Responds to Internal Audit RecommendationsThe County's Internal Audit Department has released an audit report on the operations of the Clerk-Recorder Department. The report covers a period of time prior to my appointment as Clerk-Recorder in April 2013. The report identifies twelve (12) Critical Control Weaknesses, three (3) Significant Control Weaknesses and four (4) Control Findings in the Clerk-Recorder Department.