Our offices will be open on the following Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at all three locations. Appointments are available for marriage and passport services. Please click on the dates below for additional details.

For more information, call us at (714) 834-2500. 


Welcome to the Clerk-Recorder Department. We encourage you to browse our website and learn more about the services our department provides. Please note that we have three office locations: Santa Ana, Laguna Hills and Fullerton. For maps and directions, click on the "Office Locations" button to the left.

Our office handles property records, marriage licenses and ceremonies, birth and death certificates, and many other services. We also oversee the Orange County Archives, where materials detailing the history of Orange County can be found.

Thank you for visiting our website. We look forward to serving you.

Hugh Nguyen
Hugh Nguyen
Orange County Clerk-Recorder

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June 26, 2014  Clerk-Recorder Office Opening Planned for Saturday July 26thPlan now to take advantage of Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen’s first Saturday office opening of the summer on Saturday, July 26th. The department will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana and at the department’s branch offices in Laguna Hills and Fullerton.
June 2, 2014  Clerk-Recorder Celebrates First Year of Special Saturday Openings to the PublicLast May 17th represented the 12th consecutive month in which Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen has opened his offices to the public one Saturday per month. The pilot program was implemented shortly after Nguyen was appointed as Clerk-Recorder by the Orange County Board of Supervisors in April 2013. The Saturday openings have turned out to be very popular with wedding parties and other customers.
May 8, 2014  Clerk-Recorder Celebrates SuccessIn April 2013, the Board of Supervisors appointed Hugh Nguyen to serve as the Orange County Clerk-Recorder to fill the remainder of his predecessor’s term. Since then Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen has compiled a growing list of reforms and changes to show for his one year in office.
April 22, 2014  Thousands Visit Clerk-Recorder's Offices during Special Saturday HoursMore than 1,248 guests were present at the Orange County Clerk-Recorder’s offices to witness family members or friends “tie the knot” during Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen’s special Saturday hours last April 12th.