Washington County

NOTICE
Updated: 04/01/22

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

  • All Court related access is controlled by Administrative Orders issued by the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals and, locally, by the Washington County Circuit Court Administrative Judge can be found here:
    • LIFTING THE COVID-19 HEALTH EMERGENCY
    • LOCAL ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER (02.25.2022)
      • Face masks are not required
      • Entry to the building is prohibited and you should call 301-733-8660 ext. 0 if one of the following exists:
        • You “are symptomatic, or have tested positive for COVID-19 within 5 days prior”, or
        • You “have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 within 5 days and (you) are vaccinated”
  • Virtual Courtroom information can be found here:
  • If you have a question, the Clerk’s Offices are available by phone from 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday

301-733-8660     301-790-7941     301-790-4972     301-790-7413
General Information:  option 0
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 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 Avenue, Hagerstown, MD  21740
  • Civil Ceremonies are conducted in-person with the following restrictions:

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)

Land Record Searches:

  • Can be conducted in-person or requests can be made by email to:  washcocc_landrecordsrequest@mdcourts.gov 
  • Applicable copy fees will be assessed
  • Questions can be answered by the Land Records Department (number listed above)

Jury Duty: 

  • Jury Duty will resume on Monday, March 7, 2022
  • Click here for Jury Announcements , or call 301-739-3440 (updated daily at 4:30 pm)
  • All jurors are to report to the first-floor hallway for check-in – please bring your badge

Family/Civil/Juvenile/Criminal:

Legal Assistance:

Family Law Self-Help Clinic:

  • The Circuit Court’s Family Law Self Help Clinic has resumed full operations with walk-in, in-person clinics held each Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Circuit Court Law Library – 24 Summit Avenue, Hagerstown, MD  21740
  • Please click here for detailed information

Credit Card Payments:

Beginning on Monday, November 22, 2021, our office will begin accepting credit card payments (VISA, MasterCard and Discover) for most transactions to include:  Notary/Notary Certification, Business Licenses, Land Recordation (fees and taxes), copy fees, Marriage License Applications/Copies/Civil Ceremonies, Court Costs/Fines, Bad Check Fees, etc.  We will NOT accept credit card payments to post bonds.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT AMERICAN EXPRESS, GOOGLE PAY, APPLE PAY, OR TOUCHLESS TRANSACTIONS

 

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