Maryland Divorce Records

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Maryland Divorce Records Information

Maryland’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and any Clerk of Court’s office can help anyone obtain a copy of any Maryland divorce records. They’re public, so anyone is free to view them online or obtain an unofficial copy. Certified and official copies of Maryland divorce records are only available to the person who is listed on the divorce record, the child of one of those people, or the parent or legal guardian of one of those people. Anyone else is prohibited from obtaining official records capable of legal use in any capacity. The process of obtaining a divorce record is simple, but it can be time consuming.

Maryland Divorce Records Vital Statistics

Maryland Vital Statistics is the division of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene office that collects and files records of this nature. To obtain a divorce record, you can call, visit, or send a written request. As long as you arrive early enough in the day, in-person requests can be handled the same day. Phone and mail requests can take as long as 30 days to process, but longer if you don’t provide the proper documentation and information to the agency when you make your request.

– Your name
– Photo identification
– Names of both parties in the divorce
– County where the divorce took place
– Date of the divorce
– Type of divorce

This information must all be received by the division of Vital Statistics prior to any paperwork being filed and mailed to you. Payment must also be received in the form of a check or money order, and it must be for the correct amount of your order, which varies based on what you need and the services rendered to provide this information. There aren’t any records on file at the Vital Statistics office prior to 1992.

Maryland Divorce Records Via Clerk of Court

Anyone looking for a certified copy of a divorce record in Maryland must visit the clerk of court’s office in the county where the divorce occurred. The records in each county date back to the beginning of record collecting in the county, which means this is where you must go if you need a record older than 1992. These records can be obtained fairly quickly, usually in the same day. The same information you need to obtain a copy of a divorce record from the Vital Statistic’s office is needed here.

You must present photo identification, the information required to obtain a divorce record, and you must pay for your items when you are in the office. Each clerk of court charges differently, so calling before you visit to inquire about acceptable payment methods and the fees for each item you require is wise.

To view a copy of a divorce record online, just visit the clerk’s website and search the public records database. All you need to do this is the name of just one person listed on the divorce paperwork. It’s a simple process, and it’s one you can do from home.

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How can I verify my Maryland divorce?

You can run a divorce verification through the Maryland Department of Health - Vital Records Division online, over the phone or in person. Their phone number is 410-764-3038

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12 responses to “Maryland Divorce Records

    1. To obtain a certified copy of a Maryland divorce decree you will want to contact the Maryland Department of Health. They are the Maryland government agency that manages and archives vital records. These records include divorce records, marriage records, birth records and death records.

      How to Obtain a Copy of a Maryland Divorce Decree

      1. Contact the Maryland Department of Health
      2. Submit an application for a divorce records online or by mail
      3. Provide multiple forms of identification
      4. Pay the fee for a copy of the divorce decree
      5. Processing may take a couple weeks

    1. Can you please elaborate about what you would like to do with your Maryland Divorce Record? Are you talking about your public record that is recorded with the Maryland courts?

    1. In order to verify your Maryland divorce you can contact the Maryland Department of Health and fill out the Maryland divorce verification form, pay the $12 fee and obtain your divorce verification. You can perform this verification online, over the phone or by mail.

      Maryland Divorce Verification

      You can verify your divorce with the Maryland Department of Health. Fill out the divorce verification form or call 410-764-3038. There will be a $12 fee to process the divorce verification. Processing by mail takes a couple week

  1. I need a copy of a divorce record. I will send a request in writing. I have the name of my husband Ronald C Federico and only the year if our divorce 1972. I lived at 2801 Curry Drive, Adelphi MD 20783. I was represented by attorney Lance Billingsly. We were married on
    October 4, 1969. I need a record of the divorce to apply for a passport. I am 79 years old and cannot come in person to do this research. If there are researchers available to do this for me., I can pay someone.

    1. Jean, we are happy to point you in the direction with obtaining a copy of your Maryland divorce records. We put together some basic instructions below. You can click here to visit the Maryland Department of Health to begin the process of ordering a copy of your Maryland divorce records and have them mailed to you. You can also order by phone @ 410-764-3038

      How to Get a Copy of Maryland Divorce Records By Mail

      1. Visit the Indiana Department of Health website
      2. Download and fill out the divorce record request form
      3. You will need to have a valid ID
      4. Mail in the form with a check or money order
      5. Processing may take a few weeks to receive your copy by mail

  2. I don’t remember the year I was divorced nor the county it occured. Need help obtaining a copy of my divorce. I do know the marrage license was obtain in Elkton circit court in 2006.

    1. Elsie, thank you for reaching out about our Maryland divorce record blog. In order to obtain a certified copy of your divorce record and do not know the date or county, you can contact the Maryland Department of Health – Division of Vital Records. Their phone number is 410-764-3038.

      How To Verify Your Maryland Divorce Record

      There are a couple of options in obtaining a copy of your Maryland divorce record. You can contact the county clerk of the court where you were divorced and request a copy. If you don’t know the county or date of your divorce you can contact the Maryland Department of Health to request a copy of your Maryland divorce record online.

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Last Updated: December 10, 2019

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