Obtaining a Marriage License in Baltimore County

Marriage License

Marriage licenses are issued by the Clerk of the Court for Baltimore County. The license is valid for ceremonies taking place within Baltimore County after a 48-hour waiting period and expires after six months. A fee of $35 (cash only) is required at time of issue.


It's only necessary for one person to apply for the license. Please bring the following information for both applicants:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Age
  • Social Security number
  • Place of birth
  • Marital status

If Widowed or Divorced

If divorced or widowed, provide the exact date and name of the county and state in which the divorce or death occurred for both applicants. This applies for all divorces and deaths. Identification is not required unless under age 18. Eighteen is the legal age one can be married without parental consent.

County Courts Building
401 Bosley Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204
Phone: 410-887-2614

Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.