Here's what you need to know and what documents to bring with you before you apply for a Harford County marriage license application. We recommend getting this legal aspect of your wedding out of the way about a month before your ceremony date.
Harford County Marriage License Office
Clerk of Court for Harford County
20 West Courtland Street
Bel Air, MD 21014
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. / M - F
Closed state and federal holidays.
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.
You do not have to be a resident of Maryland. However, you must be married in the county where you purchased your license.
Parties should contact the local Court in the County in which they are to be married to determine if both parties need to present upon making application for marriage.
Harford County requires that you show your divorce decree, or have information regarding date, county and state of death of your previous spouse.
Covenant Marriage Option: No.
Waiting Period in Harford County:
There is a waiting period of 48 hours in Harford County to get married.
How Much a Marriage License Cost in Harford County:
The marriage license fee in Hartford County is $40 non-refundable, payable by cash, check, money order, or credit cards.
If you have completed a state recognized pre-marital preparation course, you may receive a discount on the license fee.
No blood test required.
Common Law Marriages:
Same Sex Marriages:
Yes. As of January 1, 2013, same-sex marriage is legal in Maryland.
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.
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.
Official of a religious order or a deputy clerk or a judge.
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.