Washington County

NOTICE
Updated: 07/06/21

Public access to our building is unrestricted, but we ask that you consider the following to promote social distancing before coming to the Courthouse:

Public access to our building is unrestricted, but we ask that you consider the following to promote social distancing before coming to the Courthouse:

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
Jury Duty:  option 299

  • Many of the 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
  • Governor Hogan has terminated various emergency orders effective July 1, 2021 @ 12:01 am – please use this link for more specific details

Marriage Licenses/Civil Ceremonies: 

  • Applications can be made in-person at 24 Summit Ave Hagerstown, MD  21740
  • Beginning July 1, 2021, Civil Ceremonies will return to in-person with the following restrictions:
    • By appointment only:  9:00 am – noon and 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday
    • AFTER making application for a marriage license, click here to schedule your Civil Ceremony
    • Per local Adminstrative Order – Civil Ceremonies are limited to the two parties only

Business Licenses:

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

Recordation:

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

Record Searches:

Jury Duty: 

  • Click here for Jury Announcements , or call 301-739-3440 (updated daily at 4:30 pm)
  • All jurors are to report directly to Courtroom #1 (third floor) before 8:45 am
  • Click here for the COVID-19 JURY PLAN

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

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  21740
  • 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

District Court in Washington County website

See all District Court locations, contact information, directions, and more.

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