Hello and thank you for visiting our website. The Clerk-Recorder Department’s dedicated employees perform a wide range of services including recordation of real property transactions, issuing marriage licenses, performing civil marriage ceremonies, issuing birth, death, and marriage certificates, maintaining registration of notaries, and processing applications for fictitious business names and passports.

Our staff is committed to providing a consistently high level of public service. We strive to run our office in a cost-effective manner and use automated processes and digital image technology to make it easier for the public and business community to access our records.

The website provides you with details about our services and the addresses to all our office locations in the cities of Anaheim, Laguna Hills, and Santa Ana. Sincerely,

Hugh Nguyen

Hugh Nguyen



Orange County Clerk-Recorder

All Clerk-Recorder Department offices are open for walk-in service. All department services, including marriage, passports,  and real property recording services, will be available to walk-in customers.  

For in-person service, customers MUST complete an application prior to visiting our office, except for real property document recordings. Click here to complete your application.

Marriage and passport services are available on a walk-in basis; however, customers must complete an online application prior to visiting any office location. An appointment is highly recommended and can also be made online.

To complete a marriage license application and to make an appointment, click on link:

Complete marriage license application.

For more information, please call our office at (714) 834-2500, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except holidays.