Our offices will be open on the following Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at all three locations. Appointments are available for marriage and passport services. Please click on the dates below for additional details.

For more information, 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 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.

Hugh Nguyen
Hugh Nguyen
Orange County Clerk-Recorder

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September 12, 2014  Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department Records 7 Million Electronically Submitted DocumentsOn Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 10:08 am, the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department reviewed and recorded a full reconveyance document. The significance of this event was that this document was the 7 millionth electronically submitted document processed by the Clerk-Recorder Department.
September 8, 2014  Demand Remains High for Clerk-Recorder Department's Saturday Office OpeningsEven the long Labor Day holiday weekend couldn’t stop customers from flocking to the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department’s August 30th Saturday opening to obtain services usually rendered to the public during normal business hours.
August 29, 2014  Clerk-Recorder Offers Official Records and Recorded Property Records OnlineLooking to get copies of official and recorded property records from the Clerk-Recorder Department? Instead of driving to one of the department’s offices, customers can now visit the department’s webpage to purchase and download those documents to their computers. The department’s online RecorderWorks allows customers to conduct searches, order, purchase and download documents all from the convenience of their home or office computers 24 hours a day.
June 26, 2014  Clerk-Recorder Office Opening Planned for Saturday July 26thPlan now to take advantage of Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen’s first Saturday office opening of the summer on Saturday, July 26th. The department will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana and at the department’s branch offices in Laguna Hills and Fullerton.