Frequently Asked Questions
What information do I need to bring to obtain a marriage license?
How do you change your name after you get married?
I am a woman and I am planning to be married soon. Must I take my partner's name?
Can my partner and I both change our names to a hyphenated version of our two names or to a new name?
I was married in another state/country. Can I register the marriage here?
Do I have to obtain a license in the county where I live?
I applied for a marriage license. When does the license become effective? Does it expire?
Are same sex marriages valid to be performed in Maryland?
Are there certain degrees of relationships that are prohibited from marrying?