Marriage Certificates

The Division issues certified copies of certificates for marriages that occurred on or after January 1, 2007. If a record cannot be located, the certificate fee is not refunded and a Certification of Record Search will be provided. For marriages performed before January 1, 2007, contact the circuit court of the Maryland county where the marriage took place, or the Maryland State Archives.​​ 

The Following Persons May Apply:
  • Either spouse named on the record
  • Representative of either spouse named on the record. (The representative must show a letter stating that s/he has permission to obtain a copy of the marriage certificate. The letter must be signed by one of the spouses and certified by a notary public.)
  • Attorney representing either spouse named on the record. (The attorney must present proof that s/he represents the spouse.)
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 a copy of a marriage certificate:​
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​ and select the shipping option you prefer. 


  
TO ORDER BY PHONE:

To order by phone, call 410-764-3038.


  TO ORDER IN PERSON:
 

Marriage certificates for individuals with valid, government-issued photo identification are available for same day service at the Division of Vital Records in Baltimore located at 6764B Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21215. Acceptable forms of payment are cash, check, or money order made payable to the Division of Vital Records. ​