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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...

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...

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: https://cr.ocgov.com/recorderworks/ 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”...

Clerk-Recorder to Host Winter Wonderland Special Saturday Opening For Marriage Ceremonies at Honda Center on 12-12-2020

If you are looking to usher in the holiday spirit and tie the knot this winter, look no further! On Saturday, December 12, 2020, Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen will be hosting Winter Wonderland marriage ceremonies at Honda Center in Anaheim. During this special day, couples will have the opportunity...

Clerk-Recorder to Host Winter Wonderland Special Saturday Opening For Marriage Ceremonies at Honda Center on 12-12-2020

If you are looking to usher in the holiday spirit and tie the knot this winter, look no further! On Saturday, December 12, 2020, Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen will be hosting Winter Wonderland marriage ceremonies at Honda Center in Anaheim. During this special day, couples will have the opportunity...

Orange County Clerk-Recorder Announces Changes to Services Effective 12-11-2020

In efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, effective Friday, December 11, 2020, the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department will be temporarily closing all over the counter service to the public until further notice. Most of the department’s services may be requested by mail. “Unfortunately, the Governor’s stay at home order...

Clerk-Recorder Department to Offer Services by Appointment Only at its Santa Ana Office

For those needing to obtain important documents, get a birth, death, or marriage certificate, record real property documents, or file important documents, help is here! Beginning Monday, December 21, 2020, Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen will be offering appointments for services at the department’s office in Santa Ana located inside...