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    Garrett County Marriage License Office
    Circuit Court of Garrett County (map)
    203 S. 4th Street, Room 109
    Oakland, MD 21550
    (301) 334-1937
    8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. / M - F
    Closed state and federal holidays.

    Marriage License Cost in Garrett County:
    $40 - Please note that the court office does not accept debit or credit cards, please bring cash for payment.

    Keep in mind:
    There is a waiting period of 2 days in Garrett County to get married, and the license is valid for 6 months.

    Residency Requirement:
    You do not have to be a resident of Maryland, but you must obtain your license in the county where you are to be married (Circuit Court of Garrett County).

    ID Requirement in Garrett County:
    If you are 25 years or younger, you will need to provide identification in the form of a drivers license or birth certificate. Only one applicant needs to be present. The clerk will ask for your social security number, however, you do not need to have your card with you.

    Previous Marriages:
    Garrett County requires that you show your divorce decree, and/or have information regarding date, county and state of death (certificate of death) of your previous spouse.

    Same Sex Marriages:
    As of January 1, 2013, same-sex marriage is legal in Maryland.

    If you are under 18:
    Please contact the Circuit Court of Garrett County to verify current requirements for marriages where the applicants are under the age of 18.

    Name Change Information:
    Getting a marriage license with your new name on it does not mean your name has officially changed. You will need the official sealed marriage license, which will need to obtained from the Circuit Court of Garrett County.

    Official of a religious order or a deputy clerk or a judge.

    To obtain a copy of Certificate of Marriage:
    Certified copies of marriage licenses are $5.50 via cash, check or money order only. These are public records so anyone may request a copy. This may be done in person or via mail. It does not need to be requested by either party. The person requesting this must have the wedding parties’ names and the year or marriage. Simply mail a check or money order for $5.50, made payable to Clerk of Court. Mail it to Clerk of Court, PO Box 447, Oakland, MD 21550. Please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope and on a piece of paper please write both parties’ names (maiden name if applicable) and year of marriage. The date that the request is received, processing is completed that day and sent right back out.

    State and county marriage license requirements are subject to change. Please contact the Circuit Court for Garrett County at 301-334-1937 for current requirements.