Message From Clerk Tiffany Moore Russell

Orange County Clerk of Courts Tiffany Moore Russell

Even with all of today’s smart gadgets, time still seems to be in short supply. Because we know your time is valuable, we are leveraging technology to save more of it for you.

Online Payments

Don’t wait in line at our offices. You can make payments right online. In addition to traffic tickets, individuals can now pay criminal fines and fees quickly and easily through our online payment portal. In addition, customers with multiple cases can get a total balance due in one easy location of our website. Anyone who needs payment options, can always visit any Clerk of Courts location during business hours Monday through Friday to request a Payment Plan Contract. You don’t have to wait for a special event to get some help.

Juror Payments

We are now using a convenient payment card system to compensate jurors who are not paid by their employer. Jurors now receive a debit MasterCard they can use anywhere debit cards like this are accepted. The new payment cards save time as jurors no longer wait to get a check in the mail. At the end of their service, the card, which is much like a gift card, can be uploaded quickly and easily with the funds they have earned.

Court Hearings

Instead of taking time to call, any upcoming court hearing can be found right on our website as well. Look for the title Court Dates on the top navigation bar. From that page, you can find an upcoming court date by entering a case number, defendant’s name or a party name. You can also search by date to see an entire listing of court hearings scheduled for an upcoming day. This search tool will provide a court date, time, and location for an upcoming hearing.

Online Appointments

We now have an online feature that allows appointments to be scheduled to get a new passport, marriage license, and wedding ceremony. This new website feature allows people to save time, and plan for their day more easily. Before a couple is required to come to our office to finalize their marriage license, they can fill out the application right from our website. Our e-Marriage Application saves times as well, since the paperwork will be ready to go once couples appear in person to complete the application process.

Shopping Cart

We also took a hint from those popular eCommerce websites such as Amazon and launched a Shopping Cart. The Clerk’s Shopping Cart allows customers to purchase a packet or multiple packets of forms for Civil and Family matters online. Attorneys can avoid a visit to the courthouse by ordering and paying online for copies of court records and documents, both certified and non-certified, from our Records Division. And as always, remember as an attorney, you are a party to a case and with your registration you can get copies of court documents right online 24 hours a day 7 days a week from our website.

All these online advances are available right at your fingertips here at

Until next time,

Tiffany Moore Russell
Orange County Clerk of Courts​​​​

Clerk Russell can be contacted directly at