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Marriage License Certified Copy

Clerk's Office

Office Hours: 8:30 AM  to 4:00 PM
Monday through Friday (Closed weekends and State Holidays)
Marriage License Applications Accepted: 8:30 AM  to 4:00 PM
Civil Ceremonies:   9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

TO CONTACT US CALL: 410-222-1434

The License Department is located in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County 7 Church Circle, Room H101, Annapolis, Maryland 21401.  After you enter the courthouse, room H101 is located directly behind security. The Circuit Court is located in historic Annapolis on Church Circle. Parking meters are located on Calvert Street and West Street.  Parking garages are located on Calvert Street, Northwest Street and Main Street.

The Circuit Court has marriage records for Anne Arundel County from 1905 to the present.

Certificates of marriage can be released to the following individuals:

  • married parties
  • a representative of the married parties (providing the representative shows a notarized letter stating he or she has permission to get a copy of the marriage certificate)
  • an attorney representing the married parties
  • a court of law

NOTE:  Certified copies are $5.50 per copy. If requesting mail service, an additional $2.00 for each request (no matter how many copies) is also required.   You may apply in person or by mail.

You must present a completed application and a valid, unexpired, government-issued photo ID displaying a date issued and an expiration date. Applicants unable to supply a valid photo ID must present two (2) different pieces of alternative documentation. Acceptable documents include:

  • social security card
  • pay stub
  • current car registration
  • bank statement
  • letter from a government agency
  • lease/rental agreement
  • utility bill with current address
  • a copy of your income tax return or W-2 form.

At least one of these documents must contain your current mailing address.   Applicants unable to provide valid photo ID will not be able to receive their certificate(s) the same day.  Their certificate(s) will be mailed to the address displayed on the documents provided. When applying by mail, send the required information, fee, and a photocopy of required identification to the above address.  DO NOT SEND CASH.

For expedited return service, please submit a self addressed stamped envelope.

PRINT THE FORM AND MAIL WITH CHECK ($2 mail processing fee + $5.50 per copy) TO:

Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County
Attention: License Department
Post Office Box 71
Annapolis, Maryland 21404

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The Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court is prohibited by law from rendering legal advice, restating the law or recommending specific ways to pursue legal action. Nothing on this web site is intended to advise anyone as to legal remedies for a particular circumstance.  
Although we cannot recommend a specific attorney, you may contact the Attorney Referral Service at 410-280-6961 or for certain types of cases use the Ask a Lawyer Service.