Maryland Marriage License

Just one small detail before your big day...


You are responsible for obtaining a valid Maryland marriage license prior to the day of your wedding. Keep in mind, there is a 48 hour waiting period to receive a marriage license in Maryland and the license is valid for 6 months.


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.


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.


Previous Marriages:

Maryland requires that you show your divorce decree, or have information regarding date, county and state of death of your previous spouse.


Fees in Maryland:

$35 - $85 depending on the county, payable by cash or credit cards. 


Under 18:

Parental consent is needed if under 18 years of age.