Vital Records

Effective Monday, December 21, 2020, appointment only in-person services are available at our main office in Santa Ana. Only one person may enter per appointment. No additional guests are allowed in the building. No walk-in customers are accepted until further notice.

Our Anaheim and Laguna Hills branch offices will remain closed except for marriage services. Most Clerk-Recorder services continue to be available online and by mail; we encourage you to utilize this option first if possible.



Effective January 4, 2021, Marriage Services will continue virtually and in-person at our branch offices in Anaheim, Laguna Hills, and the Old Orange County Courthouse in Santa Ana by appointment only. To book a marriage services appointment, please follow the link below.


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 continue to check back regularly for the latest updates.

Thank You.

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 link for a list of authorized individuals:

Those who do not qualify as authorized individuals may receive an Informational certified copy. An Informational certified copy shows the words "INFORMATIONAL, NOT A VALID DOCUMENT TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY” imprinted across the face. Please note that Informational certified copies do not exist for a Confidential Marriage; only the bride or groom are authorized to order a certified copy.

Requesting in Person

*This service option is temporarily unavailable.*

Please visit one of the locations listed below with your valid government-issued photo identification.
Only the person requesting service will be allowed to enter the office.
Certificates are generally issued on the same day. 





(Monday – Friday)

Central Office

601 N. Ross St.

Santa Ana, CA 92701

Closed until further notice.

North County Branch Office

222 S. Harbor Blvd, Ste. 110A

Anaheim, CA 92805

Closed until further notice.

South County Branch Office

24031 El Toro Rd., Ste. 150

Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Closed until further notice.


Birth Certificate, per copy


Death Certificate, per copy


Marriage Certificate, per copy


Single Status Certificate, per copy


Payment Options:

Cash • Debit/Credit Cards • Checks • Money Orders • Cashier’s Checks

Requesting by Mail

All Vital Records Application forms must be signed and notarized.

Download application here:
If a requested record is not found with the information provided by the applicant, the corresponding search fee will apply.

Mail-in Payment 

Check or money order, payable to OC Clerk-Recorder. Do NOT send cash.

Please mail to:

OC Clerk-Recorder

ATTN: Vitals Records

P.O. BOX 238

Santa Ana, CA 92702


* Most orders are processed within 5-10 Business Days from the date the request is received. Business days do not include weekends, holidays, or delivery time to and from the office.


Need more help?

Please call (714) 834-2500