Washington County

Updated: 05/26/20

Per an ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER issued by Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera on Friday, May 22, 2020, the Clerk’s Offices will remain closed to the public until July 19, 2020

During Phase II of the re-opening plan:

  • For any proceeding that will be held during between, June 8th - July 19th, the court shall notify all parties necessary for telephonic participation
  • All courtroom related access is controlled the by the Administrative Judge for Washington County Circuit Court and all participants must adhere to the terms as codified in the local ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER
  • The Clerk’s Offices will continue to operate with reduced staffing, but will be available by phone between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday

301-733-8660   301-790-7941   301-790-4972   301-790-7413
Licensing:  option #1 (Business Licenses, Marriage Licenses, Recordation)
Civil:  option #2 (Divorce, Custody, Child Suport, Juvenile)
Criminal:   option #3
Land Records:  option #4

  • All services of the Clerk’s Office that have been conducted by e-filing, courthouse drop-box or mail since closure on March 16, 2020 will continue --- the courthouse drop-box is located at 24 Summit Ave and is available from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, except for State Holidays
  • The following business will continue to be conducted remotely as necessary, and if applicable, per specific Executive Order, as signed by Governor Hogan:

Marriage Licenses/Civil Ceremonies (Executive Order #2020-05-13-02): 

  • Applications can be made by email, mail or courthouse drop-box
  • Beginning June 16, 2020, Civil Ceremonies will be performed by video using the Skye platform:

Business Licenses:

  • Renewals can be submitted by mail
  • Questions can be answered by the Licensing Department (number listed above)


  • Can be submitted by SimpliFile, mail or courthouse drop-box
  • Questions can be answered by the Licensing Department (number listed above)

Record Searches:

Oaths of Office:

Jury Duty: 

  • All trial juries are suspended until October 5, 2020
  • Qualification Summonses will begin to be mailed on/about August 31, 2020


Legal Assistance:

Phase III Plan

Phase III Administrative Order

Circuit Court

Clerk's Office Website
Clerk of Court - Kevin Tucker

24 Summit Avenue
Hagerstown, MD 21740

General Information 301-733-8660
TTY users call Maryland Relay 711
Toll-free (in Maryland) 800-937-2062 
Fax 301-791-1151

For directions and parking information, visit the Clerk's web site.

District Court

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Hours of Operation - 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday except legal holidays

Orphans' Court

100 W. Washington Street
Suite 3400
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Register of Wills (301) 739-3612
Court (301) 791-3298 (FAX) 301-733-8636