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Harford County, Maryland

Harford County is located in the state of Maryland. The county was formed on December 17, 1773, and named after Henry Harford, the illegitimate son of Frederick Calvert, 6th Baron Baltimore. Aberdeen is the largest city in the county, while Bel Air is the county seat.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 244,826 people and a total area of 527 square miles, of which 90 square miles is water and 437 square miles is land. Harford County borders the following counties: York County, Pennsylvania, to the north; Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to the northeast; Baltimore County to the west; Cecil County to the east; and Kent County to the south.

The Harford County Clerk of the Circuit Court is charged with the responsibility of maintaining public records in the county. In addition to maintaining records, the clerk issues marriage licenses and business licenses and performs civil marriages. Records maintained by the office of the clerk include but are not limited to deeds, mortgages, subdivision plats, assignments of mortgages, condominium, and leases.

The records maintained by the clerk’s office are open to the public and can be obtained by doing a background check online. To do a public records search online, you will have to visit the Harford County Clerk of the Circuit Court Website. Alternatively, you can visit the clerk’s office in person during office hours; you will be required to present a written request. Some of the records available are:

  • Records from 1773 to Present
  • Deeds (title to property)
  • Mortgages, also known as Deeds of Trust
  • Releases of Mortgages and Deeds of Trust
  • Assignments of Mortgages and Deeds of Trust
  • Leases over 7 years

Below is the physical address of the Harford County Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office:

20 West Courtland Street

Bel Air, MD 21014

Phone number: 410-638-3426

Office hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Harford County, Maryland

Located at the northern border of Maryland, Harford County is 527 square miles in area, with 90 of that being water. It is bordered to the north by York County, Pennsylvania, the northeast by Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the west by Baltimore County, the east by Cecil County and the south by Kent County. Approximately 249,215 people lived in the county at the time of the 2013 census. There are 24 zip codes in Harford County, the most populous of which are 21001, 21009, 21014, 21015, 21040, 21050, 21078 and 21085,

Harford 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: James Reilly
20 West Courtland St. Bel Air, MD 21014
Phone: 410-838-4952
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Closed legal and county holidays
The Court Clerk is responsible for marriage, birth and death records as well as divorce decrees and military discharges. These documents are considered private documents, which means they can only be requested by those that they are actually about. This office is also responsible for property documents, which include mortgages, conveyances, land deeds and plats. All of these documents are considered public record and can therefore be requested by anyone, at any time. These documents are not available online but can be requested directly from the website.

The Assessment Office is responsible for taxable valuations related to personal and real property.
Assessment Office:
301 West Preston Street, Room 801, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-767-1170
Fax: 410-333-5512
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed legal and county holidays
Documents from the Assessment Office include survey information, property searches, tax equalization and listings, land tax equalization and revenue commissions. All of this information is considered public record and can therefore be requested at any time and by anyone. These records are available via online request or by in person request.

Harford County Court Records Information

Once a court case has been completed the information from the case is generally made to be public knowledge and record. This information can then be requested at any time and is available via the online portal or can be requested in person, during normal business hours.

Harford, MD Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009307,806
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200915,093
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009409
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20091,150
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20092,143
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009635
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20093,779
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200929,144
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20092,460
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20096,158
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20091,187
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200968,654
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20091,607
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20091,272
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200948,641
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200924,874
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20091,088
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20091,357
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200917,123
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009363
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20091,777
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20094,905
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20096,236
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009713
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20092,913
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20091,760
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009408
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009874
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20092,333
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009871
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200953,673
Harford County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Harford 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:Harford County Marriage License
Location:20 West Courtland Street, Bel Air, Maryland, 21014
Phone:410-638-3426

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