Washington County

Updated: 03/12/21

During Phase IV 903.15.21 - 04.23.21) of the re-opening plan, public access to our building will be 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 can be 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 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except for State Holidays.
  • Virtual Courtroom information can be found here: https://mdcourts.gov/virtualcourtrooms
  • The following business can 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, courthouse drop-box or in person (appointment preferred)
  • Civil Ceremonies will only be performed by video using the Microsoft Teams platform:
    • By appointment, 9:00 am – noon and 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Tuesday through Friday
    • $25.00 fee, payable in advance, by cashier’s check or money order payable in advance by mail or drop-box

Business Licenses:

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


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

Record Searches:

Oaths of Office:

Jury Duty:

  • All trial juries are suspended until April 26, 2021
  • Qualification Summonses will be mailed on or about March 10, 2021


  • 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 vestibule 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
  • Please click here for detailed information


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

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