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Birth Certificates
When a birth has taken place in Irvine, copies of a birth certificate are available through The Orange County Clerk - Recorder's Office, located in Santa Ana. 

  • The address of the Orange County Clerk - Recorder is:  The Hall of Finance and Records, 12 Civic Center Plaza, Room 106, Santa Ana, California 92701.  This office is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except on holidays.
  • The address of the South County Branch Office is: Laguna Hills Civic Center, 24021 El Toro Road, Suite 150, Laguna Hills, California, 92653. THis office is open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on holidays.
  • The phone number is (714) 834-2500. 
  • For more information visit their website at: Orange County Clerk-Recorder Website Link   

 


Business Licenses
According to the Irvine Municipal Code, any person doing business, conducting any trading, calling or practicing any profession within the City of Irvine and any person opening an office for a place of business or by the use of signs or otherwise advertising any trade, business or profession within the City of Irvine, shall apply for and obtain a business license certificate with the Irvine Police Department - Business License section. However, prior to filling out an application for a business license, the business owner or representative needs to contact Community Development to determine if the location is zoned properly for the potential business and they can assist you with determining what appropriate licenses and permits are needed for the business.  Community Development is located at 1 Civic Center Plaza and the phone number is (949) 724-6470.     Once Community Development has approved the type of business and location, a business license application must be completed. Applications can be found at the Community Development counter, Business License desk or on the city's website.  Office hours for Community Development are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. alternate Fridays.  The business license office is located at 1 Civic Center and office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Monday through Friday, closed alternate Fridays.  Business licenses must be renewed annually through the department and the license fee is $50 a year.  Late fees do apply. Some businesses may require additional licenses. For example, certain contractors, hair dressers, automobile repair businesses, etc. must have a license from the State of California - Department of Consumer Affairs.  Food-related businesses must be cleared by the Health Department.  Liquor stores and desiring restaurants must obtain liquor licenses from the Alcohol, Beverage and Control department in order to sell alcoholic beverages at the location. For a complete list of specific business license requirements, or for more information about obtaining a license or renewing an existing license, call the Business License department at (949) 724-6310, or visit the website at: www.cityofirvine.org/ipd/divisions/business_licenses/default.asp. 

Death Certificates
When a death has taken place in The City of Irvine, copies of the death certificate are available through The Orange County Clerk - Recorder's Office, located in Santa Ana. 

  • The address of  The Orange County Clerk - Recorder's Office is:  The Hall of Finance and Records, 12 Civic Center, Room 106, Santa Ana, California, 92701. This office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; closed holidays.
  • The address of the South County Branch Office is:  Laguna Hills Civic Center, 24021 El Toro Road, Suite 150, Laguna Hills, California, 29653. This office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ; closed holidays.
  • The phone number is (714) 834-2500.  
  • For more information visit their website at: Orange County Clerk-Recorder Website 

Driver's Licenses and Permits

Driver's Licenses are issued by The State of California, Department of Motor Vehicles.

The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) may be contacted at 1-800-777-0133. 

The following local DMV offices serve Irvine and surrounding communities:

  • Costa Mesa:  650 W. 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA  92627
  • Laguna Hills:  23535 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Hills,  CA  92653
  • Santa Ana:  1330 East First Street,  Santa Ana,  CA  92701
  • Westminster:  13700 Hoover Street, Westminster, CA  92683

For more information, visit their website at www.dmv.ca.gov 

 

 


Liquor Licenses

If a business is interested in obtaining a liquor license, those requests, applications and questions need to be directed to the Alcohol, Beverage, and Control (ABC) agency at (714) 558-4101.   For further information, you may also visit www.abc.ca.gov.


Liquor Licensing Authority

 If a business is interested in obtaining a liquor license, those requests, applications and questions need to be directed to the Alcohol, Beverage, and Control (ABC) agency at (714) 558-4101.    For further information, you may also visit www.abc.ca.gov.

In addition to contacting ABC, you may also want to contact the Community Development Department at (949) 724-6300.    The Community Development Department will advise you if a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) is needed for the location, which determines whether alcohol sales is permissible or not. 

 


Marriage License

A marriage license is a public record of a legally recognized marriage between two citizens.  Any citizens who plan to get married in the City of Irvine, or who are residents of the County of Orange, and plan to marry within this state, can apply for a marriage license through the Orange County Clerk-Recorder.

 

For information, or to apply for a marriage license, call (714) 834-2500.  or visit their website at: Orange County Clerk-Recorder's Office Web site Link


Passports

A U.S. Passport is required for any U.S. citizen to travel outside of the country.

For information about obtaining an Passport, please visit the United States Postal Service website at:  www.usps.com/passport/ 

The United States Post Office located at 15642 Sand Canyon Avenue, Irvine, does provide Passport Application Service.  For more information, please call 1-800-275-8777. 

The Orange County Clerk Recorder's Office also provides Passport Application Service.  For more information, please call (714) 834-2500, or visit their web site:  Orange County Clerk-Recorder's Web site Link


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