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Form Application for a Copy of Marriage Certificate

Form Application for a Copy of Marriage Certificate

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INSTRUCTIONS: APPLICATION FOR CERTIFIED COPY OF MARYLAND MARRIAGE RECORD

If you require a copy of a marriage certificate relating to a ceremony performed in Maryland, you can submit an application through the mail, in person, via fax or email. This article discusses completing the application for all of these processes except for email, which is handled through the private agency Vitalchek. This document can be obtained from the website of Division of Vital Records that is part of the larger government website of the state of Maryland.

Application For Certified Copy Of Maryland Marriage Record Step 1: At the top of the form, provide your signature and the date on which you are submitting the application.

Application For Certified Copy Of Maryland Marriage Record Step 2: Only one of the people noted on a marriage their certificate, a court, a legal representative or an attorney representing one of the people on the marriage can receive this record. Where indicated, write your name and which category you fall into. If you are a representative who is not an attorney, you must attach a notarized letter stating you have permission to request this information.

Application For Certified Copy Of Maryland Marriage Record Step 3: Provide your full address, as well as your daytime telephone number and an email address where you can be contacted.

Application For Certified Copy Of Maryland Marriage Record Step 4: You must provide a photocopy of a government-issued ID or two-non photo ID proofs of identity. If the latter, you must provide your signature where indicated.

Application For Certified Copy Of Maryland Marriage Record Step 5: In print handwriting or by typing, write the full name of the bride and groom. If they were married in Baltimore City, write this in the space marked "Place of Marriage." Otherwise, enter the county in which the ceremony was performed and the date on which it took place.

Application For Certified Copy Of Maryland Marriage Record Step 6: If applicable, write the name of the person whom you represent. State the reason you are requesting this document.

Application For Certified Copy Of Maryland Marriage Record Step 7: Note how many copies you are requesting. There is a $12 fee for every copy. If submitting this application by mail, include a check or money order. 


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