Getting Your Marriage License in Baltimore, Maryland

Chase Court is a privately-owned wedding venue and does not issue marriage licenses.


The City of Baltimore – not Chase Court – is the issuing authority for marriage licenses in Baltimore. The information below is provided by Chase Court as a service to our couples. Please contact the City of Baltimore at the number below for more information.

The information provided here is accurate and complete to the best of our knowledge, but is beyond our control and is subject to change at any time.



Either member of the couple must apply in person for your marriage license at the Clarence Mitchell Courthouse Building, Marriage License Department, Room 628, 100 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Hours: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Marriage License Information: (410) 333-3780

Who Must Appear: Either member of the couple

Minimum Age: 18 (16 with parental consent)

ID Required: Photo ID included Drivers License, Military ID, Passport, and your Birth Certificate if under age 22. You may also need both of your social security numbers.

Other Documents Required If Previously Married: Death Certificate or Divorce Decree

Blood Test Required?: No

License Available: Usually immediately. There is a 48-hour waiting period from the time that you apply for your license (which you receive on the same day) until the time at which the license can be signed.

Cost: $85 (Cash Only)

Valid For: Six Months

Valid In: Baltimore City (Note: Baltimore County is a separate jurisdiction. Marriage licenses obtained in Towson are NOT valid at Chase Court or anywhere else in the City of Baltimore.)

Thinking about a courthouse ceremony?
Consider a great alternative to a courthouse wedding: Chase Court Elopement Packages!

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