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How can I contact Child Support Services?
Physical Location, Map & Driving Directions1055 North Main Street1st FloorSanta Ana, CA... (more)

How can I apply for a job with the County of Orange?
Please begin by reviewing the job opportunities and "how to apply" information available online by clicking ... (more)

Once the license is issued, where can we get married?
The Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department performs civil wedding ceremonies at the Old Orange County Courthouse in ... (more)

Do we have to apply for a marriage license in advance?
No, you can visit our office and have the license issued to you the same day. You do need to obtain a license prior ... (more)

Who can help me with questions about marriage licenses and ceremonies?
For further assistance, please feel free to contact the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department at (714) 834-2500 and... (more)

Once we have the marriage license, do we need to get married in Orange County?
No, the license can be used within 90 days anywhere in California.... (more)

Do I need an appointment to have a civil marriage ceremony performed by the Clerk-Recorder Department?
An appointment is not necessary, but highly encouraged. You can make an appointment and fill out your application onl... (more)

How much does it cost to get a marriage license?
A public marriage license is $61. A confidential marriage license is $66.... (more)

Where do we go to get a marriage license?
You can visit the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department at any of our offices to apply for a marriage license.... (more)

How much does a civil marriage ceremony cost?
A civil non-sectarian wedding ceremony is $28. ... (more)

How can I change my maiden name to my married name?
Changing your maiden name to your married last name can be implemented through common usage; the proof of your name c... (more)

Where do I go to get a copy of a birth, death or marriage record (vital records)?
The Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department maintains copies of birth, death and marriage records for those events th... (more)

What is the Affordable Rental Housing List?
OC Community Services' Housing division maintains a listing of numerous apartment communities and properties construc... (more)

What is the Orange County In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Public Authority?
The County of Orange Board of Supervisors, with the establishment of an Ordinance on February 5, 2002, created the Or... (more)

How can I view current job openings with the County of Orange?
To browse current job openings, please click here.... (more)

How do I search for property records?
You can search for property records online and in our office. Our department features a searchable Online Grantor/Gr... (more)

What is Operation Santa Claus?
Operation Santa Claus provides gifts and toys to Orange County children in need, including: children whom have been a... (more)

How can I send the County of Orange a compliment, complaint or suggestion about the services it provides?
Please select the related agency or department from the Department Feedback topic under Step 1. Next, scroll down to ... (more)

Who can help me with questions about vital records?
For further assistance, please feel free to contact the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department at (714) 834-2500... (more)

Do we need to get a blood test?
No, we do not require a blood test or residency to obtain a marriage license. You must provide a valid government-iss... (more)

Where do I get a business license?
To apply for a business license, please contact the city in which the business principally operates. If the business ... (more)

Where do I get divorce records?
The County of Orange does not maintain divorce records.For divorce record information, please contact the ... (more)

How can I make reservations for a wedding or special event at the Dana Point Harbor?
Reservations for OC Sailing and Events Center can be made by calling (949) 923-2215. More information can be fou... (more)

How can I change my child's last name?
The County of Orange does not manage legal name changes. For assistance, you will need to contact the Superior Court... (more)

What are Park Ranger Reserves?
OC Parks is dedicated to the preservation and protection of the natural and cultural resources of Orange County, whil... (more)

How much does it cost for a copy of a birth, death or marriage record ?
It is $28 for a certified copy of a birth record, $21 for a certified copy of a death record and $15 for a certified ... (more)

If I'm an authorized person, how can I get a copy of a vital record?
You can request a copy of a vital record by mail or in person. If you request a copy by mail, you must fill out ... (more)

What is the County Executive Office?
The mission of the County Executive Office is to support and implement Board policy and direction through corporate a... (more)

How do I file a Civil Rights Complaint?
You may file a Civil Rights Complaint by e-mail (State only), writing, calling or in person (Orange County):... (more)

Where do I get more information about property records?
For further assistance, please feel free to contact the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department at (714) 834-2500 and... (more)

How long is my Fictitious Business Name valid?
The name is valid for five years from the date it is filed, at which time you can renew or abandon your statement.... (more)

I received a notice from a photo enforcement system, what do I do?
Traffic tickets are not managed by the County of Orange, but by the Superior Court of Orange County. A... (more)

Who can help me with Fictitious Business Name Statements?
For further assistance, please feel free to contact the Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department at (714) 834-2500... (more)

How do I file a Fictitious Business Name Statement?
You can file your statement by mail or in person. The Fictitious Business Name Statement form and instructions are a... (more)

After I submit my application for County employment, what happens next?
Your application will be routed to the Agency/Department Human Resources Contact listed on the job bulletin. The Agency/... (more)

What services are provided by Adult Mental Health Services?
Adult Behavioral Health Services provides recovery mental health services and episodic treatment services which emph... (more)

What is the Volunteer Probation Officer Program?
The Volunteer Probation Officer (VPO) Program offers a unique opportunity to be part of the exciting and challenging ... (more)

Where do I go to get a copy of a property record?
The Orange County Clerk-Recorder Department has four offices: our main office in downtown Santa Ana (12 Civic Center ... (more)

How do I request a copy of a crime, incident or traffic report?
Click here to request a copy o... (more)

How much does it cost to file a Fictitious Business Name Statement?
It costs $23 to file a Fictitious Business Name Statement. ... (more)

Does the County of Orange offer internship opportunities for college students and recent graduates?
Absolutely. Internships with the County of Orange offer students and recent graduates an opportunity to explore care... (more)

How can I contact the First District Board Office?
By telephone: (714) 834-3110By fax: (714) 834-5754By mail: Board of Superv... (more)

Can I get a non-certified copy of a vital record?
Yes, you can request an "informational" copy if the record is a public record. However, unauthorized individuals... (more)

What is iBistro?
iBistro is the catalog of all materials owned by OCPL. "My iBistro" is your personal portion of the catalog. Log in... (more)

How do I report a food facility for health code violations?
The Environmental Health Division investigates consumer complaints regarding food, safety and sanitation at all retai... (more)

How can I access the Affordable Housing List?
Housing & Community Services maintains a listing of numerous apartment communities and properties constructed through... (more)

How do I know that the County of Orange has successfully received my online application?
After you have submitted your online application, you will receive a confirmation. You can also check your own personal ... (more)

Who needs to file a Fictitious Business Name?
Any business operator whose principal place of business is in Orange County can file a Fictitious Business Name state... (more)

What services are available to seniors and the disabled?
The Orange County Office on Aging & Homeless Prevention maintains an online guide that provides information on local ... (more)

Who is eligible for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)?
The In-Home Supportive Services Program provides help to eligible, low-income persons who are aged, blind, and/or dis... (more)