Congratulations on your decision to get married! You received your marriage license when you applied but you cannot use it before the effective date! Your license becomes effective at 6 a.m. on the second calendar day after the issue date, and will expire 6 months later. Your license can only be used in Prince George’s County.
If you lose your marriage license while it is still valid, we can replace it for an additional fee of $10.
If you are being married by a member of the clergy, take the license and these instructions to that person before your wedding day. The clergy person will complete the required information and give you the completed license after the ceremony. Although you needed your Social Security numbers for the application, that information will not be included on your marriage license.
Best wishes for a happy and successful life together!
Sydney J. Harrison