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Vital Records

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

For in-person service, customers MUST complete a vital records application prior to visiting our office. Click here to complete your application.

Please visit one of the locations listed below with your valid government-issued photo identification.
Certificates are generally issued on the same day. 





(Monday – Friday)

Central Office

601 N. Ross St.

Santa Ana, CA 92701

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday -  Friday

North County Branch Office

222 S. Harbor Blvd, Ste. 110A

Anaheim, CA 92805

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday -  Friday

South County Branch Office

24031 El Toro Rd., Ste. 150

Laguna Hills, CA 92653

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday -  Friday


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

Please click here to access PDF versions of our Vital Records Request Forms.

All Vital Records Request Forms must be signed and notarized.
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