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.
April 30, 2013
“Passport Day” Popularity Earns Another RecordThe Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department set a new record on Saturday, April 27, with its fourth “Passport Day,” processing 106 passports and 71 photos—nearly doubling the then-record 65 passports and 55 photos processed during a similar Saturday event in March. The turnout nearly tripled the 37 passports and 22 photos from last year’s Passport Day.
March 13, 2013
Record "Passport Day" Crowds Prompt Additional EventThe Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department processed a record number of passport applications on Saturday, March 9, as part of a special “Passport Day in the USA” held nationally. The event was so successful, in fact, that the department has scheduled another Passport Day for Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana.
February 27, 2013
South County Branch Office Celebrates Seven YearsMore than 200,000 people have used the convenient South County branch office of the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department since it opened seven years ago. The office is located in the Laguna Hills Civic Center at 24031 El Toro Road. A second branch office opened four years ago in historic downtown Fullerton.
February 14, 2013
Near-Record Number of Couples Married on Valentine’s Day!A near-record number of couples – 170 – were married on Valentine’s Day in civil ceremonies performed by the Clerk-Recorder Department, just three couples shy of the previous record of 173 couples who wed on the holiday in 1997. Last year, 157 couples tied the knot on Valentine’s Day.