Public Records Search

Maryland Public Records

Certificate Information

Certified copies of birth, death and marriage records are issued and maintained by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Each certificate or copy from the Vital Records Department costs $24 dollars with extra charges for rush service.

The Division of Vital Records
6550 Reisterstown Road
Reisterstown Road Plaza
Baltimore, MD 21215

Application for Birth Records (PDF)
Application for Death Records

Only recent marriage records are held by the state office. Any record filed before Jan 1, 1990 is only available through the Clerk of Circuit Court for the county the marriage was filed. Verification of divorce papers from Jan 1, 1992 to present are obtainable from the state, while all older divorce decrees and all certified divorce records from any time period are only available from the Circuit Court.

Application for Marriage Records (PDF)
Application for Divorce Verification (PDF)

Adoption Records

All adoptions records from public or private adoption agencies become confidential. The state provides a voluntary reunion service that allows adoptees to to reunite with birth families. Database search services have a scaled fee based on income.

Mutual Consent Registry and Adoption Search Services
311 West Saratoga Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Property Records

The parcel records, tax records and other property related information is available from the county tax assessor's office. Local county GIS departments also provide online tools and maps available for land use and geographic data.

Montgomery County Property Records
Prince George's County Property Tax Search
Baltimore County Real Property Search
Baltimore City Real Property Search
Anne Arundel County GIS Maps