Maryland Marriage Licensethe Maryland marriage license process

The Maryland  marriage license is controlled by county.  Therefore, you have to apply for your marriage license in person and in the county or city in which your marriage will be held.

Marriage license proxy service is not available in Maryland.

Marriage License fee:  vary from $35 – $75

Waiting Period:  48 hour

Valid:  6 months (therefore, you have to marry within 6 months after issued)

Witnesses:  No witnesses are needed My Job:

After the wedding, you will receive the certificate copy from your package.  This document will have a raised county seal on it. However, you will have to obtain a certified copy of it to change your name at the Department of Motor Vehicle, Social Security, and on your job. For a certified copy you must submit a request to the county or city where the marriage certificate was drawn.

Same sex marriages are allowed, and there are no residency requirements.

Cousin marriages are permitted.

You must be 18 years old to marry without parental consent.

Once you have your Maryland marriage license in hand, you can get married the day after (quick weddings).  So call The DC Marriage Knot officiants for an award winning service. 

We have more than 12 years experience, therefore, we respond well to short notice weddings.  For short notice events, please call 800-893-1259 (email is not reliable).


Maryland Court Links

Anne Arundel County Annapolis, MD

Baltimore City Baltimore, MD

Baltimore County Towson, MD

Calvert County Prince Frederick, MD

Carroll County Westminster, MD

Charles County La Plata, MD

Frederick County Frederick, MD

Harford County Bel Air, MD

Howard County Ellicott City, MD

Montgomery County Rockville, MD

Prince Georges County Upper Marlboro, MD

St. Mary’s County Leonard Town, MD

This list is incomplete and only includes the counties and cities we at The DC Marriage Knot serve.