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Property Document Forms

AB1466 - Restrictive Covenant Modification Policy and Cover Page Assessor Department - Preliminary Change of Ownership Report Form Certification of Registered Interpreter Form Fidelity Title Company First American Title Company Lawyers Title Company Re-recording Notice SB2 Notice and Recording Cover Page Survey Monument Information Sheet Transfer Tax Information Sheet

Vital Records

Birth, Death and Marriage Records Note: The Clerk-Recorder Department does not maintain divorce records. Visit Superior Court, County of Orange at for more information. Who Can Request a Vital Record? Only authorized individuals may receive a certified copy of a birth, death, or marriage record. Please click the following...

Contact the Archives

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...

Notary Authentication Information

Notary Authentication To have a signature of an Orange County notary public authenticated, you can visit any of our Orange County Clerk-Recorder office locations, or you can mail your request and supporting documents to the following address: Orange County Clerk-Recorder 601 N. Ross Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701. A notary...

Online Services

Clerk Service Applications: Vital Records Marriage Services Fictitious Business Names Notary Public Registration Unlawful Detainer Assistant Registration Process Server Registration Professional Photocopier Registration Legal Document Assistant Registration Certification of Registered Translator/Interpreter Online Virtual Marriage Appointment Other Services: Passport Services Grantor/Grantee Index Environmental Notices and Postings Online Forms

Orange County Clerk-Recorder to Launch Public Terminals With Touch Screen Technology

Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen is pleased to announce the launching of public terminals with touch screen technology at all of his office locations. The terminals will be available to the public beginning Thursday, January 11, 2018. This technology will offer significant advantages to the customers - one being an...


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Obtaining Official Record Copies

Please obtain document number(s) in advance by performing a search of our grantor-grantee database before visiting our offices. Copies may also be ordered online through the database. To search the database, click here on this link: NOTE: Clerk-Recorder Department staff will not conduct searches over the phone, in person...

Ceremonies Under the Stars at Honda Center

With everyone searching for good news and ways to make 2020 better, here is an event to look forward to! 2020 is going to improve for couples who refuse to put their marriage plans on ice. On October 20, 2020, Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen will host “Get Hitched Under the Stars”...