Sat. Oct 1st, 2022

Clerk Recorder Special Saturday Opening

Hugh Nguyen, Orange County Clerk-Recorder
News Release

Special Saturday Hours Planned for June 22

Plan now to take advantage of special Saturday hours available at the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department on Saturday June 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana and the department’s branch offices in Laguna Hills and Fullerton.

The Old County Courthouse will be offering marriage license, civil wedding ceremonies and passport application services only. Copies of property records and birth, death and marriage certificates will be available at the Laguna Hills and Fullerton branch offices, as well as obtaining marriage licenses and having civil wedding ceremonies performed. Free parking will be available at all three locations.

The special Saturday hours will make it easier for families and those who work during the week to obtain services usually offered just on weekdays. For example, both parents must be present to obtain passports for children younger than 16.
“I really appreciate our staff coming in on a Saturday to help folks who find it difficult to get here during the week. We’re considering offering more Saturday hours in the future,” Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen said.

The Clerk-Recorder Department’s regular hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at the branch offices at the Laguna Hills Civic Center and historic downtown Fullerton.

Reservations for civil wedding ceremonies are recommended due to limited space. To save time, marriage license, ceremony and passport applications can be completed in advance online at As an added convenience, passport photos are available on the spot for $15. For more information, please call (714) 834-2588.

The County Clerk-Recorder provides a variety of public services, including recording documents relating to real property transactions; maintaining and issuing copies of birth, death and marriage certificates; issuing marriage licenses and performing civil wedding ceremonies. The department additionally files Fictitious Business Names and Notary Public oaths and bonds. The department also oversees the Orange County Archives


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Art Pedroza started Orange County's first political blog, the Orange Juice, back in 2003. He now publishes the top civic blog in Orange County - New Santa Ana, plus other blogs including New Anaheim, New Fullerton and the Irvine News Blog, as well as the OC Politics Blog.

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