Contact the Archives

Effective March 1, the County Service Center in Santa Ana and the North County branch office in Anaheim will resume in-person service.

The following services will be available to walk-in customers at the County Service Center in Santa Ana:

Birth, death, and marriage records • fictitious business name statements • real property recordings • official records copies • notary public registrations and oaths • all professional registrations • EIR filings.

For in-person service, customers MUST complete an application prior to visiting our office. Click here to complete your application.

The following services will be available to walk-in customers at the North County branch office in Anaheim:

Birth, death, and marriage records • marriage services (by appointment only) • fictitious business name statements • official records copies • notary public registrations and oaths • EIR filings. (No real property recordings).

For in-person service, customers MUST complete an application prior to visiting our office. Click here to complete your application.

All marriage services will be available by appointment only. The Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana and the South County branch office in Laguna Hills will remain closed to all other walk-in services. Click here to schedule an appointment.

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.

Please Note: Most of the county records in the Orange County Archives date from before 1960. For more recent records (including birth certificates, property records, and tax liens), please contact the Orange County Clerk-Recorder at (714) 834-2500 or click on the “Clerk-Recorder Home Page ” link.

Bankruptcy information and records are available from the United States Bankruptcy Court at: http://www.cacb.uscourts.gov/court-locations/santa-ana

For divorce information and records, please contact the Orange County Superior Court: occourts.org

Questions, comments and suggestions related to the Archives are always welcome. You may contact us at archives@rec.ocgov.com

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Orange County Archives
211 W. Santa Ana Blvd. Room 108
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 834-2536