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Baltimore County, Maryland

Baltimore County is located in the state of Maryland. The county was formed on June 30, 1659; the name of the county was derived from the barony of the Proprietor of the Calverts’ new colony in the Province of Maryland, Cecil Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore. Its county seat is Towson. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 805,029 people and a total area of 682 square miles, of which 83 square miles is water and 598 square miles is land, making it the third-most populous county in Maryland and third-largest county in Maryland by land area. Baltimore County borders the following: York County, Pennsylvania, to the north; Carroll County to the west; Harford County to the east; Anne Arundel County to the south; Howard County to the southwest; and Baltimore City to the south.

The Baltimore County Clerk’s office is charged with the responsibility of maintaining public records in the county. In addition to maintaining records, the clerk’s office performs civil marriage ceremonies, issues business and marriage licenses, and commissions notaries public. Records maintained by the office of the clerk include but are not limited to land deeds, mortgages, plats, conveyances, and other precious documents. Documents maintained by the office of the clerk are public records and are open to the public for inspection.

Copies of records can be obtained by doing a background check online or by visiting the clerk’s office in person during office hours. To do a public records search online, you will have to visit the Baltimore County Clerk Website. The website has easy to follow steps and links that will direct you to the records that are available online. When obtaining public records in person, you will be required to submit a completed records request form to the clerk at the address below:

401 Bosley Avenue, 2nd Floor

Towson, MD 21204

Phone number: 410-887-2601

Baltimore County, Maryland

Baltimore County is located on the northern border of Maryland and consists of 682 square miles, 83 of which are water. It is bordered to the north by York County, Pennsylvania, the west by Carroll County, the east by Harford County, the south by Anne Arundel County, the southeast by Kent County, the southwest by Howard County and the south by Baltimore City. When the 2013 census took place approximately 823,015 people were living in the county. Baltimore County is home to 31 different zip codes, with the most populous being 21206, 21213, 21215, 21216, 21217, 21218, 21224, 21229 and 21230.

Baltimore County Officials Information

The Court Clerk of Baltimore County serves as the Register of Deeds and County Clerk as well, filling all of the responsibilities of each role.
Court Clerk: Julie L. Ensor
401 Bosley Avenue, 2nd Floor, Towson, MD 21204
Phone: 410-887-2601
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Closed legal and county holidays
The Court Clerk is responsible for private records, which include military discharges, birth and death records and marriage licenses. These documents are only available to those that they are written about. This Clerk is also responsible for mortgages, conveyances, plats, land deeds and court actions, which are all considered public record. These documents are not available online, however they can be requested directly from the office of the clerk, during normal business hours.

The Assessment Office is responsible for calculating taxable valuations related to real and personal property within the county.
Assessment Office:
400 Washington Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Closed legal and county holidays
The Assessment Office is responsible for documents including GIS maps, tax equalization, land and property tax assessments, property listings and values and property searches and revenue commissions. These documents are considered public record and can be requested directly from the office, during normal business hours. Many of these documents are available online.

Baltimore County Court Records Information

Court records are considered public record once they have been filed and are available for purchase directly from the office at any time after. These records are not available online, however and therefore must be requested in person.

Baltimore, MD Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009950,135
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200938,405
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20093,126
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20093,267
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20096,049
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20091,355
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20098,996
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200973,180
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20096,620
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200915,138
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20092,140
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-2009170,422
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20096,543
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20093,927
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-2009119,902
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200960,275
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20094,741
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20093,277
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200947,103
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20091,156
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200917,523
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200911,708
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-200913,410
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20091,840
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200921,733
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20093,790
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20091,474
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20095,109
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20096,908
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20099,220
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009262,205
Baltimore County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Baltimore County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage – Family Law, Title 2
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Baltimore County Marriage License
Location:401 Bosley Avenue, Lutherville, Maryland, 21093
Phone:410-887-2607

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