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Obtain Marriage or Divorce Records

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

Clerk's Office
P.O. Box 6754
Towson, Maryland 21286-6754

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 is required at time of issue. Cash, check, money order, and VISA and MasterCard credit cards are accepted.

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.

Contact

Civil Marriage Ceremonies are limited until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They may be performed Monday through Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. by appointment and are scheduled for outdoor ceremonies only. Due to social distancing requirements, the marrying couple is limited to no more than seven guests outdoors, and couples only if the ceremony needs to move indoors at the discretion of the Officiant due to inclement weather. Face masks for the marrying couple and all guests are required.

To schedule a Civil Marriage Ceremony, call the Licensing Department at 410-887-2607 or email ccbaltcoclerkmarriages@mdcourts.gov.

Marriage Certificates

Copies of marriage certificates are available by phone at 410-887-2607, mail or email at ccbaltcoclerkmarriages@mdcourts.gov. The cost of the certificate is $5.50 and must be paid by cash, check, money order, or VISA or MasterCard 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.

By Mail or Email

To request a marriage certificate by mail or email, 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 (cash, check, money order, or VISA or MasterCard credit card are accepted)..
  • Applicant’s mailing address

Mail the request to Clerk of the Court.

Contact

Call the Licensing Department at 410-887-2607 or email ccbaltcoclerklicensing@mdcourts.gov for more information.

Divorce Decrees and Annulments

Copies of divorce decrees or annulments of marriage are available by mail or email 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, money order, or VISA or MasterCard credit card. Credit cards are permitted for payment of costs totaling $5 or more. A certified copy is an additional $5.

By Mail or Email

To request a divorce decree or annulment of marriage by mail or email, 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 (cash, check, money order, or VISA or MasterCard credit card are accepted).
  • 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 September 10, 2020         

 

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