Maryland Marriage & Divorce Vital Records

Maryland marriage divorce recordsCapitol: Annapolis
Most Populous City: Baltimore
Total Area: 12,407 sq mi 
Total Population (2010): 5773552
Website: http://www.maryland.gov
Source: Wikipedia

For a fee and with proper ID, the Division of Vital Records of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will issue certified copies of certificates for marriages that occurred on or after 1990. For marriages performed before 1990, contact the circuit court of the Maryland county where the marriage took place. Maryland marriage records are available to the bride or groom, their representatives or attorneys, or by order of a court of law. The Division of Vital Records does not issue certificates of divorce but can verify the names of the persons divorced, the type of divorce action, the county in which the divorce took place, and the date of the decree. Maryland divorce records are available to the ex-wife or ex-husband, their representatives or attorneys, or by order of a court of law. See http://vsa.maryland.gov/html/apps.cfm for more information regarding Maryland vital records.

For more information on Maryland vital records, visit Maryland Birth & Death Vital Records

Maryland Vital Records Offices


Record Type: Marriage Certificates
Department of Health
Division of Vital Records
PO Box 68760
Baltimore, MD 21215-0020
Phone: 410-764-3038
Fax: 410-358-7381
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4PM M-F and 3rd Saturday of each month
Record Access Requirements: Must have a notarized signed release from persons of record or authorized representative.
Search Note: Include copy of photo ID with request.

Records Available: Divorce Records
Department of Health
Division of Vital Records
PO Box 68760
Baltimore, MD 21215-0020
Phone: 410-764-3038
Fax: 410-358-7381
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4PM M-F and 3rd Saturday of each month
Note: This office does not issue a certificate of divorce, but can verify those names involved. The divorce decree must be obtained from the circuit court granting the divorce.
Record Access Requirements: Must have a notarized release from persons of record or authorized agent.

Records Available: Statewide Court Records
Administrative Office of the Courts
580 Taylor Ave
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410-260-1400
Fax: 410-974-5291
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Note: For legal reference assistance email mdlaw.library@courts.state.md.us.

Records Available: Criminal Records
Criminal Justice Information System
Public Safety & Correctional Records
PO Box 32708
Pikeville, MD 21282-5743
Phone: 410-764-4501
Fax: 410-653-5690
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Note: You may link to Customer Service Unit via the website in order to download a petition for authorization and return the petition via fax or mail.
Record Access Requirements: Release of criminal records is restricted. All private parties must first write/fax/phone this office and request a "petition package," then apply for a petition number. Employers are eligible to request a petition number; 3rd parties may not, directly.
Search Note: 100% of records are fingerprint-supported. All searches require fingerprints and all require an authorization number including government. Investigators and all 3rd parties are considered as agents of employers and must use employer's authorization.

Records Available: Incarceration Records
DPS and Correctional Services
Maryland Division of Corrections
6776 Reistertown Road, Suite 310
Baltimore, MD 21215-2342
Phone: 410-585-3351
Fax: 410-764-4220
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4:30PM
Note: For an inmate's DOC # and location contact Data Processing via methods below or email to cwood@dpscs.state.md.us. To obtain any other information than DOC number you must contact individual institutions.
Record Access Requirements: Only location and DOC number are released from this agency.
Search Note: Records computerized since 1980.


Maryland County Marriage & Divorce Vital Records


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