Marriage Information

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Interested in getting married in Elkton? Below is a list of information that may help you plan that special day in our town. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact

  • The contracting parties must apply in person to secure their marriage license and provide photo identification. Both parties must file an application at, the Cecil County Court House, Marriage Bureau, 129 East Main Street, Elkton, MD 21921, 410-996-5376. 
  • Marriage license fee is $30, Cash Check, Visa & MasterCard are accepted.
  • Both parties must be 18 years of age, or present a notarized consent of all parents. If you are 20 years of age or younger a birth certificate is required.
  • Forty-Eight hours after filing the application, the license may be secured. The license will only be delivered to the contracting parties and no other persons.
  • Applications are received and licenses issued only during regular office hours. The office is open weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed weekends and state holidays.
  • If you have been divorced in the past year, you must present your divorce papers and you will be asked the date, county, and the state in which the divorce took place.
  • Marriages must be performed in the same county in which the license is issued.

Congratulations and Best Wishes from the Elkton Chamber of Commerce and Alliance!