Washington County

NOTICE
Updated: 12/28/20

As Ordered by Chief Judge Barbera on December 22, 2020, our Court will remain in Phase II (2) of the re-opening plan. Public access to our building will be restricted to parties for hearings, emergency filings or by specific appointment until March 14, 2021.

301-733-8660     301-790-7941     301-790-4972     301-790-7413
Licensing:  option #1
Civil:  option #2
Criminal:   option #3
Land Records:  option #4

  • Many of the services of the Clerk’s Office can be conducted by e-filing, courthouse drop-box or mail --- 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
  • Virtual Courtroom information can be found here: https://mdcourts.gov/virtualcourtrooms
  • 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 appointment, mail or courthouse drop-box
  • Civil Ceremonies will continue to be performed remotely through June 30, 2021 using either the Skype platform if scheduled prior to 01/22/21 or the Microsoft Teams platform if scheduled after 01/25/21:
    • By appointment, 9:00 am – 11:40 am and 1:00 pm - 2:40 pm, Tuesday through Friday
    • $25.00 fee, payable in advance, by cashier’s check or money order (NO CASH), by mail or drop-box

Business Licenses:

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

Recordation:

  • 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:

Family/Civil/Juvenile/Criminal:

  • Inquiries can be made by phone by providing your case number, if applicable (see numbers listed above)
  • Pleadings can be submitted by File and Serve, mail or courthouse drop-box
    • Forms are available in the building entry or at https://mdcourts.gov/COURTFORMS
    • Any emergency filings should be brought to the attention of the appropriate department (see numbers listed above)
  • Statement on Matters Concerning Children & Families

Legal Assistance:

Family Law Self-Help Clinic:

  • The Circuit Court for Washington County’s Family Law Self-Help Clinic is available by appointment only
  • **NEW TEMPORARY LOCATION** County Administration Building, 100 West Washington Street, Room 1301, Hagerstown, MD
  • Please click here for detailed information

 

Circuit Court

Clerk's Office Website
Clerk of Court - Kevin Tucker
washcocc_clerk@mdcourts.gov 

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