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County, Maryland Marriage Information

Marriage License Summary

Issuing Office:
County Clerk
Cost:
$35-70
Waiting Period:
2 days to receive
Expires in:
6 Months
License Return:
Before Expiration

Applying for the Marriage License

Any unmarried couple, both individuals at least 18 years old, can apply for a marriage license in Maryland. Same sex marriages are recognized.

To apply for a marriage license the couple must appear together, at a County Clerk’s Office. This is the local government office that has jurisdiction over where the marriage will take place. Applicants must bring valid ID (driver’s license, birth certificate, etc.) to confirm their identities.

A Maryland Marriage License has a 2 day waiting period before it can be picked up, and is valid for 6 months.

It costs $35 – 70, depending on the county, to apply for the marriage license.

Completing and Returning the Marriage License

On the wedding day, either preceding or following the ceremony, the couple must present their marriage license to the minister, who must make sure that the license is valid, and that the couple’s information is accurate.

The minister then signs the license, ensuring that it bears any necesarry witness signatures. Once completed, the minister or the couple must return the license to the County Clerk’s office within applicable deadlines.

Where to File for a Marriage License

Filter Offices:

Office (County)
Weddings
Address & Contact
6
30 Washington St Cumberland MD 21502
Phone: 301.777.5927
49
7 Church Circle Annapolis MD 21401
Phone: 410.222.1397 Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm
63
401 Bosley Ave Baltimore MD 21204
Phone: 410.887.2607 Hours: 8:30am-4:00pm
17
200 Duke St Prince Frederick MD 20678
Phone: 443.550.6700
PO Box 458 Denton MD 21629
Phone: 410.479.1811 Hours: M-F 8:30am-4:30pm
15
55 N Court St, Room G-8 Westminster MD 21157-5155
Phone: 410.386.2022 Hours: M-F 8:30am-4:30pm
14
129 E Main St Elkton MD 21921
Phone: 410.996.5376 Hours: M-F 8:30am-4:00pm
4
11 Washington Ave La Plata MD 20646
Phone: 301.934.5110 Hours: M-F 8:30am-4:30pm
2
206 High Street Cambridge MD 21613
Phone: 410.228.0480 Hours: M-F 8:30am-4:30pm
23
100 W. Patrick Street Frederick MD 21770
Phone: 301.600.1976 Hours: M-F 8:30am-4:30pm
6
203 S. 4th St. Rm 109 Oakland MD 21550
Phone: 301.334.1937 Hours: M-F 8:30am-4:30pm
18
20 West Courtland Street Bel Air MD 21014
Phone: 410.838.4952 Hours: M-F 8:30am-4:30pm
18
9250 Bendix Road Columbia MD 21045
Phone: 410.313.5850 Hours: M-F 8:30am-4:30pm
4
103 N. Cross Street Chestertown MD 21620
Phone: 410.778.7460 Hours: M-F 8:30am-4:30pm
72
50 Maryland Ave Rockville MD 20850
Phone: 240.777.9460 Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm M-F
22
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive Upper Marlboro MD 20772
Phone: 301.952.3331 Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm M-F
9
100 Court House Square Centreville MD 21617
Phone: 410.758.1773 Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm M-F
17
41605 Courthouse Drive Leonardtown MD 20650
Phone: 301.475.7844 Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm M-F
30512 Prince William St Princess Anne MD 21853
Phone: 410.845.4840
16
11 North Washington St Suite 16 Easton MD 21601
Phone: 410.822.2611 Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm M-F
12
24 Summit Ave Hagerstown MD 21740
Phone: 301.790.7991
5
101 North Division St Courthouse, Room 105 Salisbury MD 21801
Phone: 410.543.1427 Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm M-F
22
1 W Market St, PO Box 40 Snow Hill MD 21863
Phone: 410.632.5500 Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm M-F
20
100 North Calvert Street, Room 628 Baltimore MD 21202
Phone: 410.333.3780 Hours: 8:30am – 4:00pm, M – F

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