Marriage License Information

Apply for a Marriage License

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

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

Please complete (print clearly) the marriage license application and mail to or place in drop box (only available Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.):
                                Clerk of the Circuit Court for Howard County
                                Marriage Application
                                6095 Marshalee Drive 
                                Suite 120
                                Elkridge, MD 21075

Please include 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 $50.00 made payable to the “Clerk, Circuit Court for Howard County”.

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

Request for Ceremony Performed by the Clerk of the Circuit Court

Please complete (print clearly) the Request for Marriage Ceremony and mail to or place in drop box (only available Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.):
                                Clerk of the Circuit Court for Howard County
                                Marriage Ceremony Request
                                8360 Court Avenue
                                Ellicott City, MD 21043

Certified Copies

You may request a certified copy by mail. Please include in your request:

  • Names
  • Date of Marriage
  • License Number
  • Check or Money Order

The cost for each certified copy is $5.50. The check or money order should be made payable to the Clerk, Circuit Court for Howard County. For your convenience, you may complete the Application for Certified Copy of Marriage License.

For further information on obtaining a marriage license or civil ceremonies, please call 410-313-5850.