Baltimore City Marriage License, MD
Marriage License Department
100 North Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. / M – F
Closed state and federal holidays.
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Marriage ID Requirement in Maryland:
If you are between 18 – 21, you must provide identification in the form of a drivers license or birth certificate. Only one applicant needs to be present. We recommend bringing identification with you even if you are over 21.
Marriage Waiting Period Requirement in Maryland:
There is a waiting period of 48 hours in City of Baltimore to get married.
Marriage Residency Requirement:
You do not have to be a resident of Maryland. However, you must be married in the county where you purchased your license.
City of Baltimore requires that you show your divorce decree, or have information regarding date, county and state of death of your previous spouse.
Marriage License Fees Maryland
The marriage license fee in Baltimore City is $85, cash only.
If you have completed a state recognized pre-marital preparation course, you may receive a discount on the license fee.
As of January 1, 2013, same-sex marriage is legal in Maryland.
Common Law Marriages:
Marriage Blood Test Maryland:
No blood test required.
Getting a marriage license with your new name on it does not mean your name has automatically changed. If you need to change your last name, you can use an online marriage name change kit.
Marriage Age Requirements: ✔ Get Copy Of Birth Certificate
Parental consent is needed if under 18 years of age. If you are between 16-18 years of age, one of your parents or guardian must be with you and provide written consent.
If you are under 16 years of age, you will need both the written consent of your custodial parent or guardian and the written approval of a judge of the Orphans’ Court Division of the Court of Common Pleas.
If you are under 18, pregnant or have a child, and show a certificate from a licensed physician stating you are pregnant or have had a child, the parental consent requirement may be waived.
Marriage Officiants Maryland:
Official of a religious order or a deputy clerk or a judge.
Friends and family may attend to witness the ceremony.
Expiration Date of Marriage License:
License is valid for 6 months.
Maryland Division of Vital Records
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
P.O. Box 68760
Baltimore, MD 21215-0020
Please Note: State and county marriage license requirements often change. The above information is for guidance only and should not be regarded as legal advice. For more information regarding Maryland marriage license laws please visit baltimorecity.gov.