Circuit Court for Garrett County, MD - Clerk's Office

COVID-19: Updated marriage license application to be used during the COVID-19 emergency. View application and instructions.

**You must apply for a marriage license in the county that your ceremony will be held**

Ceremonies are not currently being performed by the Clerk of the Court.

Please complete (print clearly) the attached marriage license application and mail to:
                                Clerk of the Circuit Court for Garrett County
                                Marriage Application
                                203 S. Fourth St. P.O. Box 447
                                Oakland, MD 21550

Please included a copy of government issued identification for Party 1 and Party 2.

Return the completed and signed application and copies of identification along with a check or money order in the amount of $40.00 made payable to the “Clerk, Circuit Court for Garrett County”.  Or place in drop box (only available Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m.–4:30 pm) at the entrance to the Circuit Court.

Please indicate where you would like the marriage license packet to be mailed.

Welcome to the Garrett County Courthouse and the Office of Clerk of the Circuit Court.

Rich in the tradition and history of Maryland, the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court is one of the oldest public institutions in the State.

Garrett County Courthouse

The Clerk of the Court is a locally elected State official with the responsibilities established and regulated by the laws of Maryland and the Rules of the Court of Appeals of Maryland. Since 1658, the office of Clerk of Court has provided the citizens of Maryland with a variety of essential services. The revenue collected by the clerks for these services is distributed to city, county, and state governments.

Each year the Clerk’s office files, processes and maintains civil, criminal and juvenile actions. The Clerk’s office records land deeds, mortgages, plats, conveyances and other precious documents. The Clerk administers oaths to County officials, Judges and Governor appointees, issues business and marriage licenses and performs civil wedding ceremonies. The Clerk also commissions Notaries Public.

As you can see, the Office of Clerk of the Circuit Court is a busy place. I’m very proud of my staff and the work we do, and hope the above facts acquaint you with the many services provided by the Clerk here in Garrett County.

Please browse through our links for more information. If my office can be of any service, please do not hesitate to contact us and ask for our assistance.  

Kerry Gibson
Clerk of the Circuit Court
for Garrett County