Certification of Registered Translator/Interpreter

Service Changes Effective July 20, 2020

Effective Monday, July 20, 2020, the Clerk-Recorder Department will close its branch offices in Anaheim, Laguna Hills, and at the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana.

The department's office at the County Service Center in Santa Ana will remain open but only offer over-the-counter service for birth, death, and marriage certificates, all professional registrations, and real property document recordings. All other services are offered by mail only. 

The following services must be requested by mail. No over-the-counter service is available until further notice:

  • Fictitious Business Name Statements
  • Official Record Copies
  • EIR Filings

New marriage appointments are available at: https://www.ocrecorder.com/services/marriage-services.
For more information about the services offered by the Clerk-Recorder Department, please call the department's information line at (714) 834-2500, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except holidays.

Our department verifies Translators/Interpreters declarations completed only by a Translator/Interpreter registered with California Court Interpreter or the American Translator Association.
Please submit your request for certification to our main office in downtown Santa Ana.

You must include the following with your request:

The fee for certification is $10 per declaration.

To locate a translator/interpreter, visit the American Translator Association online at atanet.org or the California Court Interpreter online at courtinfo.ca.gov