Circuit Court for Talbot County, MD - Clerk's Office

Pursuant to the Amended Administrative Order of the Chief Judge for the Court of Appeals dated June 3, 2020, the Circuit Court for Talbot County Court House and Clerk’s Office opened to the public as of July 20, 2020.

We are continuing to implement best practices by limiting exposure and risk to our team members and customers. As such, court entry is by appointment/ hearing notice/ summons only. We are scheduling appointments for all business that requires an in-person visit, but limiting the number of customers in any area to one at a time. Please call 410-822-2611 to make an appointment. Attorneys must continue to use the online MDEC portal for judicial filings. For self-represented parties who have not registered as a user in MDEC (optional), please continue to file by mail or you may drop off your paperwork in our drop box, located just inside the entrance of the Courthouse during regular business hours. Land Records documents to be recorded can be filed through Simplifile, or they may be left in our drop box. Be sure to include any applicable fees. We accept cash, check, money order or credit card, but payments by cash and credit card do require an appointment.

Please make sure your name and telephone number are on any paperwork in case we have questions and need to reach you. We thank you for your patience as we work through this pandemic together.


Rich in the tradition and history of Maryland, the Office of Clerk of the Circuit Court is one of the oldest public institutions in the state.

Kathi Duvall, Clerk of the Circuit Court for Talbot County

Welcome to the Talbot County Courthouse and the Office of Clerk of the Circuit Court. The Clerk of the Court is a locally elected State official with the responsibilities established and regulated by the laws of Maryland and the Rules of the Court of Appeals of Maryland. Since 1658, the office of Clerk of Court has provided the citizens of Maryland with a variety of essential services. The revenue collected by the clerks for these services is distributed to city, county, and state governments.

Each year the Clerk’s office files, processes and maintains civil, criminal and juvenile actions. The Clerk’s office records land deeds, mortgages, plats, conveyances and other precious documents. The Clerk administers oaths to County officials, Judges and Governor appointees, issues business and marriage licenses and performs civil wedding ceremonies. The Clerk also commissions Notaries Public.

As you can see, the Office of Clerk of the Circuit Court is a busy place. I’m very proud of the work we do, and hope the above facts acquaint you with the many services provided by the Clerk here in Talbot County.

Please browse through our links for more information. If my office can be of any service, please do not hesitate to contact us and ask for our assistance.

Kathi Dulin Duvall