Obtaining Official Record Copies

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.

NOTE: Clerk-Recorder Department staff will not conduct searches over the phone, in person or via mail. This Grantor/Grantee search engine will only provide an index of searched results and will not allow you to view images online.

Copies of recorded real property documents may be obtained online or by mail with a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Copies may be ordered online after a search of our online Grantor-Grantee database.
To search the database,
click here.

Copies of recorded real property documents may be obtained in person or by mail with a self-addressed stamped envelope.

  • Documents are identified by the names of the listed grantors and/or grantees and the recording date. If the document was recorded before 1982, reference the book, page and instrument number if available. If the document was recorded in 1982 or later, refer to the instrument number, which consists of the recording year followed by a six-digit number.
  • Fees for copies are $1 for the first page plus $1 for each additional page per document or map. The fee for certification is another $1 for each document or map.
  • For copy requests by mail from those paying with a check, leave the dollar amount blank and write a limiting phrase in the "note" portion. (Example - not to exceed $20.) The clerk processing your order will complete the check and return a receipt with the exact amount.

Make checks payable to: Orange County Clerk-Recorder. Mail the copy request to:

Orange County Clerk-Recorder
Attn: Copy Desk
County Administration South
601 N. Ross Street

Santa Ana, CA 92701

Questions? Call (714) 834-2500

Official Records Copy Request Form

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