Washington County

Updated: 03/28/23

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

  • If you “are symptomatic, or have tested positive for COVID-19 within 5 days prior”, entry to the building is prohibited and you should call 301-733-8660 ext. 0
  • Virtual Courtroom information can be found here: https://mdcourts.gov/virtualcourtrooms
  • 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

Marriage Licenses/Civil Ceremonies:

  • Applications can be made in-person at 24 Summit Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21740
  • Civil Ceremonies are conducted as follows:

Business Licenses:

  • Renewals can be submitted by mail or in-person
  • Questions can be answered by the Licensing Department (number listed above)
  • 2023 Tax Alert


  • 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: 


Legal Assistance:

Family Law Self-Help Clinic:

  • The Circuit Court for Washington County's Family Law Self Help Clinic has walk-in, in-person clinics held each:
    • Tuesday: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Thursday: 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:

  • Our office accepts 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
  • We CANNOT accept credit card payments to post bonds.



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 3500
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Register of Wills (301) 739-3612
Court (301) 791-3298 (FAX) 301-733-8636