Notice: By action of the Maryland General Assembly (House Bill 72), effective July 1, 2011, the Recording Surcharge on instruments recorded in land records and financing statement records will increase from $20.00 to $40.00 per instrument, for all instruments executed on or after July 1, 2011.
24 Summit Avenue
Hagerstown, MD 21740
to the Washington County
Courthouse and the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Rich in the tradition
history of Maryland, the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court is one of the
oldest public institutions in the State. 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 of office to Notaries Public, County officials, Judges
and Governor appointees. The Clerk also issues business and marriage licenses
and performs civil marriage ceremonies.
As you can see, the Office of Clerk of the
Circuit Court is a busy place. I'm very proud of my staff and the work we do,
and hope the above facts acquaint you with the many services provided by the
Clerk here in Washington County.
Please browse through our links for more
information. If my office can be of any service, please do not hesitate to contact
us for assistance.
J. Weaver, Clerk