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Obtain Marriage or Divorce Records

Marriage and divorce records are available from the Clerk of the Court for Baltimore County.

County Courts Building
401 Bosley Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204
Phone: 410-887-2614

Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Marriage Licenses

Marriage licenses are issued by the Clerk of the Court for Baltimore County. The license is valid for ceremonies taking place within Baltimore County after a 48-hour waiting period and expires after six months. A fee of $35 (cash only) is required at time of issue.

It's only necessary for one person to apply for the license. Please bring the following information for both applicants:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Age
  • Social Security number
  • Place of birth
  • Marital status

If divorced or widowed, provide the exact date and name of the county and state in which the divorce or death occurred for both applicants. This applies for all divorces and deaths. Identification is not required unless under age 18. Eighteen is the legal age one can be married without parental consent.

Civil Ceremonies are available. Call the License Department at 410-887-2607 for more information.

Marriage Certificates

Copies of marriage certificates are available by mail or in person from the Clerk of the Court for Baltimore County. The cost of the certificate is $5.50 and must be paid by cash, check or money order or credit card.

If your marriage took place on or after January 1,1990, you may request a copy online via the Maryland Vital Statistics Administration.

In Person

To request a marriage certificate, please bring with you:

  • Wife's full maiden name (first, middle and last)
  • Husband's full name (first, middle and last)
  • Date of marriage (month, day and year)
  • Cash, check or money order for $5.50 made out to Clerk of the Court or a valid Visa or MasterCard card including a photo ID with an address

By Mail

To request a marriage certificate by mail, please include:

  • Wife's full maiden name (first, middle and last)
  • Husband's full name (first, middle and last)
  • Date of marriage (month, day and year)
  • Check or money order for $5.50 made out to Clerk of the Court. Out-of-state checks are not accepted; money orders only
  • Applicant’s mailing address

Mail the request to Clerk of the Court.

Call the License Department at 410-887-2607 for more information.

Divorce Decrees and Annulments

Copies of divorce decrees or annulments of marriage are available by mail or in person from the Clerk of the Court for Baltimore County. There is no fee for verification of divorce or annulment. Copies of the decree or annulment are $.50  per page and must be paid by cash, check or money order. Credit cards are permitted for payment of costs totaling $5 or more. A certified copy is an additional $5.

In Person

To request a divorce decree or annulment of marriage, please bring with you:

  • Case number, if available OR
  • Full name (first, middle, last ) of both parties
  • Cash, check or money order for $.50 per page made out to Clerk of the Court.
  • Additional $5 if requesting a certified copy
  • Photo ID with an address if paying by credit card.

By Mail

To request a divorce decree or annulment of marriage by mail, please include:

  • Case number, if available OR
  • Full name (first, middle, last) of both parties
  • Whether you want divorce decree or annulment of marriage
  • Check or money order for $.50 per page made out to Clerk of the Court. Out-of-state checks are not accepted; money orders only
  • Additional $5 if requesting a certified copy
  • Applicant's mailing address

Mail the request to Clerk of the Court.

Verification of Divorce or Annulment

Verification of divorce or annulment is also available from the Maryland Vital Statistics Administration from January 1, 1992 to the present for $12. The division can verify the names of the persons divorced, the type of divorce action, the county in which the divorce took place and the date of the decree. It cannot provide the official divorce decree or annulment of marriage. Verification of divorce is accepted by certain agencies seeking proof of divorce or annulment.
 

 

Revised June 14, 2016        

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