Orange County Clerk Recorder

12 Civic Center Plz # 101
Santa Ana CA 92701

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The County of Orange Clerk-Recorder department is responsible for examining and recording various documents that deal with establishing the ownership of lands in the United States. It maintains a permanent record and index of documents for public access. The department provides public-certified copies of birth, death and marriage certificates. It also issues marriage licenses, processes passport applications, and files notary public oaths and bonds. The department performs civil wedding ceremonies and registers professional photocopiers, process servers and unlawful detainer assistants. In addition, the department oversees the Orange County archives, as well as files fictitious business name statements. The County of Orange Clerk-Recorder has a staff of more than 100 people.