Did You Know….
More than 100,000 people have used the convenient south Orange County branch office of the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department since it opened four years ago. The patron milestone was reached earlier this month.
The branch office is located in the Laguna Hills Civic Center at 24031 El Toro Road. A second branch office opened last year in historic downtown Fullerton, at 201 N. Harbor Blvd.
Previously, customers had to drive to downtown Santa Ana for copies of birth and death certificates, marriage licenses and to record property documents. The convenient Laguna Hills location has saved South County customers about 3.4 million driving miles by offering an alternative to the department’s main office in the Orange County Civic Center. Providing services closer to home has proved popular. More than 5,000 couples have been married at the South County office, which has issued more than 15,000 marriage licenses and more than 111,000 copies of birth, death and marriage records.
Other services available at the South County office include recording and issuing copies of real property documents, filing environmental impact reports and filing fictitious business name statements. The office is easy to find, just off the Santa Ana (I-5) Freeway and El Toro Road, across the street from the Laguna Hills Mall. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, with ample free parking.
The Orange County Clerk-Recorder provides a variety of public services, including recording documents related to real property transactions, maintaining and issuing copies of birth, death and marriage certificates, issuing marriage licenses and performing civil wedding ceremonies. The department also files Fictitious Business Names and Notary Public oaths and bonds, and processes passport applications. The department oversees the Orange County Archives, a center for materials, research and education, preserving Orange County history for the public.
And Now You Know!
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Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GREEN GRI
2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors (949) 753-7900
For more information, visit the Clerk-Recorder web site at http://www.ocrecorder.com.