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Cecil County, Maryland

Cecil County is located in the state of Maryland. The county was formed on June 6, 1674, and named after Cecil Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore and the first Proprietary Governor of the Province (colony) of Maryland. Elkton is the largest city in the county and also the county seat.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 101,108 people and a total area of 418 square miles, of which 72 square miles is water and 346 square miles is land. Cecil County borders the following counties: Chester County, Pennsylvania, to the north; Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to the northwest; New Castle County, Delaware, to the east; Harford County to the west; and Kent County to the south.

The Cecil County Clerk of the Court is a locally elected state official with the responsibilities of maintaining all public records in the county. In addition to maintaining public records, the clerk’s office also issues marriage licenses and business licenses, performs civil marriage ceremonies, and commissions notaries public. Some of the records maintained by the office of the clerk include civil, criminal, and juvenile actions; mortgages; plats; land deeds; condominium; subdivision plats; conveyances; land contracts; Federal tax, hospital, Maryland tax, and District Court liens; civil judgments; and other precious documents.

Records maintained by the office of the clerk can be obtained by doing a background check online or by visiting the office of the clerk in person during office hours.  To do a public records search online, you will have to visit the Cecil County Clerk of the Court Website.  The website has easy to follows steps and links that will direct you to the records that are available. The records of juvenile or adoption cases can be accessed only through an order of the Court. While on the website, remember to view the fee schedule applicable when requesting public records.

Cecil County, Maryland Overview

Located at the northeastern corner of the state, Cecil County is only 418 square miles, with 72 of that being water. It is bordered to the north by Chester County, Pennsylvania, the northwest by Lancaster County Pennsylvania, the east by New Castle County, Delaware, the west by Harford County and the south by Kent County. When the 2013 census took place approximately 101,913 people lived in the county. There are 16 different zip codes in Cecil County, Maryland, including 21913, 21914, 21915, 21915, 21917, 21918, 21919, 21920, 21921, 21930, 21901, 21902, 21903, 21904, 21911 and 21912.

Cecil County Officials Information

In Maryland, the Court Clerk serves the roles of Register of Deeds and County Clerk as well, filling all responsibilities.
Court Clerk: Charlene M. Notarcola
129 E. Main St. Elkton, MD 21921
Phone: 410-996-1021
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Closed on legal and county holidays

The Court Clerk is responsible for marriage and divorce records as well as birth and death records. These records are considered private and can only be requested and viewed by those that they are about. Public records in this office include property documents such as mortgages, conveyances, plats and land deeds. These documents are considered public record and therefore can be requested at any time and by anyone. All of these records are available directly through the office of the Clerk but are not available online.

The Assessment Office is responsible for taxable valuations related to personal and real property within the county.
Assessment Office:
301 W. Preston St. Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-767-1184
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Closed legal and county holidays

The Assessment Office is responsible for GIS maps, survey information, property listings, property searches, revenue commissions and tax equalization. These documents are considered public record and can be requested at any time, directly through the office. Property searches can also be conducted online, through the portal for the state.

Cecil County Court Records Information

Once court cases have been completed and the information has been filed they are generally considered public record and can be requested at any time and by anyone. These records are also available online via the portal.

Cecil, MD Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009122,103
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20098,610
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009200
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009551
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009467
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009274
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20091,813
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200915,447
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20091,246
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20092,781
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009503
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200923,713
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009475
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009362
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200921,383
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20098,623
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200993
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009531
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20094,356
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009346
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009641
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20092,265
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20092,804
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009162
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009336
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20091,020
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009163
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009499
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20091,601
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009296
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200918,044
Cecil County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Cecil 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:Cecil County Marriage License
Location:129 East Main Street, Elkton, Maryland, 21921
Phone:410-996-1021

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