License Department: Marriage Licenses


Monday through Friday (Closed weekends and State Holidays)

No appointments required or accepted (except Virtual Ceremonies).

The License Department is in the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, 8 Church Circle Room H101 (directly behind security) Annapolis Maryland 21401.

PARKING: Please refer to the HOME page ABOUT US tab for parking options and directions.

TO CONTACT US CALL: 410-222-1434

Marriage Licenses

Pursuant to the Governor's Executive Order No. 2020-05-13-02, issued on May 13, 2020, the Clerk's Office is permitted to accept marriage license applications and issue marriage licenses:

The application process takes approximately 15 minutes. There is a 48-hour waiting period before the license is valid. The marriage license is valid for six months from the date of issuance and is only valid in Anne Arundel County. The procedures for obtaining a marriage license in Anne Arundel County are as follows:

The Marriage License fee is $55.00 in Anne Arundel County. We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or money order as payment. PERSONAL CHECKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED. One applicant must apply in person to give the information for both spouses.

The following information is required for each applicant:

Under oath the applicant will be asked if the information provided is accurate. The applicant must sign the application under oath and indicate the truthfulness of the information under penalty of perjury.

Non Resident Affidavit: If you are unable to apply for an Anne Arundel County marriage license in person at least 48 hours prior to the wedding ceremony, you may complete a Non Resident Affidavit to be signed by your local Clerk of the Circuit Court or comparable official in your state. The fees remain the same and all Maryland laws must be complied with. It is at the discretion of your local Clerk of the Court or comparable office when requesting approval. We recommend calling them directly for guidance.

Before mailing the affidavit, please ensure:

The Marriage License Fee of $55.00 payment must be in the form of a MONEY ORDER or CERTIFIED CHECK.


After completing the Non Resident Affidavit, mail it to:

Clerk of the Circuit Court
ATTN: Marriage License
8 Church Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401

Civil Marriage Ceremonies

Click Here to access the MARRIAGE INFORMATION FORM


Beginning May 24, 2021, In-person ceremonies will be performed in the Circuit Court Chapel with the following restrictions:


Virtual Ceremonies are officiated by appointment only. Please indicate your request for a virtual ceremony when completing the Marriage Information Form and you will be contacted to make an appointment.

If you have already applied and received your marriage license, you may arrange for a virtual ceremony by contacting the License Department.

For further information on obtaining a marriage license or civil ceremonies, please call 410-222-1434.

Marriage License: Certified Copies

The Circuit Court has marriage records for Anne Arundel County from 1905 to the present. Certificates of marriage can be released to the following individuals:

Certified copies are $5.50 per copy. You may apply in person or by mail.

You must present a completed application and a valid, unexpired, government-issued photo ID displaying a date issued and an expiration date. Applicants unable to supply a valid photo ID must present two (2) different pieces of alternative documentation. Acceptable documents include:

At least one of these documents must contain your current mailing address. Applicants unable to provide valid photo ID will not be able to receive their certificate(s) the same day. Their certificate(s) will be mailed to the address displayed on the documents provided. When applying by mail, send the required information, fee, and a photocopy of required identification to the above address. Do not send cash.

For expedited return service, please submit a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Click here to print and complete the application form and mail with a check or money order ($5.50 per copy) to:

Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County
Attention: License Department
8 Church Circle
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Request Correction to a Marriage License and Application Issued by Anne Arundel County
To request a correction to a marriage license and/or application issued by Anne Arundel County, the form may be downloaded at: Petition to Correct Marriage License and Application.