Marriage License

License Application Procedures

One or both parties to be married must appear in person with proper identification (driver's license, birth certificate, military ID or passport, etc.) for both parties and give, under oath, the following information:

  • Full name of each party.
  • Place of residence of each party.
  • The age of each party.
  • State or Country of Birth.
  • *Social Security Numbers for each party are required.
  • Whether the parties are related by blood or marriage and, if so, in which degree of the relationship.
  • The marital status of each party - Single (never married), Divorced or Widowed.
  • If previously married, Applicant must provide the complete final date of divorce, or if widowed, the complete date of death, where applicable.
  • Applicant must sign application.

Non-Resident Marriage License Application

If the applicants to be married do not live in Prince George’s County and are unable to appear in person to apply for a marriage license, they may apply for a marriage license using a Non-Resident Marriage Application (PDF)

This form must be sworn to under oath and signed before a Clerk of the Court or comparable official where the applicants reside.  Mail this form along with a $70.00 money order payable to “Clerk of the Court,” Attn: License Department, 14735 Main Street, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772. Personal checks will not be accepted, and the application will be returned to the sender. 

Social Security Numbers

*The license application provides for the mandatory disclosure of Social Security numbers of both parties. Social Security numbers are required by law and will not print on the marriage application. If applicant is a foreign national and does not have a social security number, the applicant must be present and sign an affidavit.

At the time of application, a license fee of $70 must be paid by either cash, credit card or money order. (Personal Checks are not accepted.)

Age Policies

An individual 17 years old may not marry unless:
  • The individual has the consent of a parent or guardian.
  • One of the parties to be married gives the clerk a certificate from a licensed physician stating that the physician has examined the woman to be married and has found that she is pregnant or has given birth to a child.
At the time of application, the marriage license will be issued. However, the license may not be used prior to the effective date, which is 6 a.m. on the second calendar date after issuance. The license must be used within 6 months of the effective date.

Civil Ceremonies


Commencing August 3, 2020, civil marriage ceremonies will be performed on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Fridays by appointment only from 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Clerk’s Office located in the Judicial Administrative Services Building. The fee is $25.00 to be paid by cash, credit card or money order immediately prior to the ceremony. You must have applied for and obtained a valid marriage license at least two (2) days prior to the ceremony.


Replacement licenses may be obtained, during the six (6) month period the original license is valid, for a fee of $10.00.                               


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