Beginning Monday, September 20, 2021, the Division of Vital Records' lobby will be open to service all customers by appointment only.
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Marriage certificates may also be ordered ONLINE or by Mail.
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The Division of Vital Records (DVR) of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) 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.)
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TO ORDER ONLINE:
To order online, visit www.vitalchek.com and select the shipping option you prefer.
For your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that we have partnered with to provide you this service, VitalChek Network, Inc. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or Visa®. Neither our office nor VitalChek have control over the services and fees other Internet vendors offer and charge, nor can we guarantee the confidentiality of any vital record data provided to vendors other than VitalChek.
TO ORDER BY MAIL:
Download an application to obtain a copy of a marriage certificate:
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.