Orange County Archives

The Orange County Archives are now open for walk-in customers. Appointments are no longer required. For more information about the Archives, please call (714) 834-2536 or email the Archives at: Archives@rec.ocgov.com.

For information about all other Clerk-Recorder services, please visit OCRecorder.com.

The Orange County Archives serves as the main repository for historic property documents, vital records and other materials from county government. The Archives is open daily to offer assistance to local historians, property researchers, genealogists and students. 

The Archives is also home to a vast collection of historic photos and archival materials from affiliated government agencies, as well as the Knott’s Berry Farm Collection, the federal court record of the county’s 1994 bankruptcy, Orange County directories and many local historic newspapers and magazines.

We strive to make it easy to access Orange County's historical records and photographs. The records we maintain and safeguard belong to the citizens of Orange County.

Thank you for your interest in the Orange County Archives. 

Hugh Nguyen
Orange County Clerk-Recorder