Veteran's Discharge Papers

Annie Rabbitt with Veteran holding discount card

Veteran’s Discharge papers (DD-214) filed prior to 2003 can be obtained at the Map Department.  DD-214’s dated 2003 – current can be obtained from the Record Room. Any Veteran living in Orange County can file their Discharge Papers with the County at no charge as a courtesy to the dedicated men and women who served in our armed forces. The County Clerk’s office will provide at any time certified copies of the filed veteran’s DD-214 also at no charge. When requesting your certified copy please fill out the DD-214 Discharge Papers (PDF).

Very often veterans are required to submit DD-214 discharge papers (PDF) when they apply for certain benefits. By filing your papers with the County Clerk, you are assured that a permanent record exists, at your disposal, if the original is misplaced, destroyed or needed by you or your family. Your DD-214 can be filed at anytime after separation from the armed forces.

Concerns

If your DD-214 has been destroyed or lost and not on file at the County Clerk’s Service you can contact the Orange County Veterans Office at 291-2470 for assistance on how to obtain a copy.