Access to Public Records

The City of Orange supports the public's right to access public records created and maintained by the City in the normal course of business. The City strives to provide service in a transparent manner, including timely access to requested records in accordance with the California Public Records Act (GC 6250-6270).

Online records:

To search online records, click on the following link public records search.

To request birth, death, and/or marriage certificates, complete the County of Orange Clerk-Recorder Vital Records Request form or visit their website County of Orange Clerk-Recorder.

For access to the City's building permit and project information, click on City of Orange E-TRAKIT online services.

Public Records Requests

If you are unable to locate a record, please submit a Request for Public Records form.

Please complete all fields on the form. This form is used to facilitate and expedite the processing of your public records request. Fully describe identifiable records in the possession of the City. Your request must be sufficiently focused and specific to allow the City to locate the requested record(s).

The City shall determine within 10-days from receipt of a public records request, whether the request, in whole or in part, seeks copies of disclosable public records in possession of the City [GC 6253(c)]. Please note that if you are requesting the opportunity to inspect records, you will be requested to make an appointment to return at a later date/time to view the records. Per the City of Orange fee schedule, the City will charge $0.15 per reproduced page. For further information, contact the Office of the City Clerk at (714) 744-5500.

Click on the following link to submit a Request for Public Records Form electronically.

Alternatively, you can submit a request in person by visiting the City Clerk Department at City Hall, 300 E. Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA 92866.