Divorce Verification

Effective March 16, 2020 the Division of Vital Records will be closed to walk-in customers in an effort to prevent exposures to COVID-19.

Applications for divorce verifications will continue to be accepted by mail or internet. 


The Division of Vital Records verifies divorces and annulments that occurred on or after January 1, 1992. The Verification of Divorce form, accepted by certain agencies seeking proof of divorce or annulment, includes the names of the persons divorced, the county where the divorce took place, the date of the decree, and type of divorce action. 

 
Please note that a copy of the actual Decree of Divorce and Annulment of Marriage can only be obtained from the Circuit Court that granted the decree.

 
The Following Persons May Apply:
  • Either spouse named on the record
  • Representative of either spouse named on the record. (Note: The representative must show a letter stating that s/he has permission to obtain a copy of the Verification of Divorce. The letter must be signed by the either spouse named on the record and certified by a notary public.)
  • Attorney representing either spouse named on the record (Note: The attorney must present proof that s/he represents either spouse named on the record.)

ID Requirements: Click here to see ID requirements.

 
Fees: Click here​ to see fees.

 
Processing Time: Click here​​ to see processing time.​
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  TO ORDER BY MAIL: 

Download an application to obtain verification of divorce record:

Download (Word) (requires Microsoft Word)
Download (PDF) (requires Adobe Reader - free download)​
Descargue el formulario bilingüe (Inglés / Español) ​​(necesita Adobe Reader - descárgelo gratis - la información en este formulario se puede guardar e imprimir)

Please mail the application, photocopies of required identification, fee (check or money order only, made payable to the Division of Vital Records), and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Division of Vital Records, P.O. Box 68760, Baltimore, MD 21215-0036.

  TO ORDER ONLINE:

To order online, visit www.vitalchek.com​. ​

  TO ORDER IN PERSON: 

 

Effective March 16, 2020 the Division of Vital Records will be closed to walk-in customers in an effort to prevent exposures to COVID-19.

 

Applications for divorce verifications will continue to be accepted by mail, internet, or phone.