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Maryland marriage records for marriages performed on or after January 1, 1990 are available from the state Vital Statistics Administration. For records dating from before this point, contact the circuit court of the county where the marriage took place or the Maryland State Archives. Marriage records may also be ordered online from commercial websites which are linked to an online database and can provide you with the requested information for a fee.

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Information Required to Order Maryland Marriage Records
The following information is needed to place an order for a Maryland marriage record:

You will also need to provide your full name and your current mailing address.
Who Can Order Maryland Marriage Records
Maryland marriage records may only be ordered by the following persons:

ID Required to Order Maryland Marriage Records
All orders for Maryland marriage records must be accompanied by a valid, government issued photo ID which clearly indicates the date it was issued and an expiry date. If you do not have a government issued photo ID, you can present two pieces of alternative documentation instead.

The state will accept a pay stub, a bank statement, utility bill with your current address shown, or a lease agreement. Other acceptable alternative forms of ID include a vehicle registration, and a copy of your income tax return or W-2 form.

Fee to Order Maryland Marriage Record
The fee for each copy of a Maryland marriage record is $12.00. If a search is conducted and no record is found, this amount is nonrefundable.

Order Maryland Marriage Records in Person
Counter service is available by visiting the Division Office in person. Go to

Vital Statistics Administration
6550 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21215

You will need to show valid photo ID and pay the search fee before your order will be processed.

Order Maryland Marriage Records by Mail
To order a Maryland marriage record by mail, send your request, along with a copy of your photo ID and a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:

Vital Statistics Administration
6550 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21215
Telephone (410) 764-3038

Mail orders take approximately two-four weeks to process once the request is received in the Vital Statistics Administration office.

Order Maryland Marriage Records Online
The state does not process online orders directly. It has arranged with an independent payment processing company to provide this service to consumers. If you choose to place an order online, you will be charged a separate processing fee along with the standard amount to order a marriage record.

If you don’t want to travel to the Vital Statistics Administration, wait for your order to be mailed to you, or pay extra processing fees, your best bet is to place an order through a commercial vital records website. Service is fast and there are no hidden fees. Check one out today!