Lookup Public Records in Worcester CountyMaryland. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Washington County, Maryland

Washington County is located in the western part of the state of Maryland. It was formed in September 6, 1776; the county is one of three Maryland counties recognized by the Appalachian Regional Commission as being part of Appalachia. Washington County was the first county in the United States to be named for the Revolutionary War general (and later President) George Washington. Hagerstown 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 147,430 people and a total area of 467 square miles, of which 9.6 square miles is water and 458 square miles is land. Washington County borders the following counties: Fulton County, Pennsylvania, to the northwest; Allegany County to the west; Morgan County, West Virginia, to the southwest; Berkeley County, West Virginia, to the south; Jefferson County, West Virginia, to the south; Loudoun County, Virginia, to the southeast; Frederick County to the east; and Franklin County, Pennsylvania, to the northeast.

The Washington County Clerk of the Circuit Court is charged with the responsibility of maintaining all public records in the county. In addition to maintaining public records, the clerk also marriage licenses, keeps business records, and performs civil marriage ceremonies. The office of the clerk maintains the following records: mortgages, deeds, powers of attorney, corporations, wills and name changes, assignments and releases, liens, and fixture filing/UCC filings.

Records maintained by the clerk can be accessed by visiting the clerk’s office in person; you will be required to present a written request at 24 Summit Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21740. Some of the records that can be obtained from the clerk’s office include: Land Records (1776 through the current date), Plat Records (1776 through the current date), and Miscellaneous Records. Alternatively, you can do a public records search online by visiting the Washington County Clerk of the Circuit Court Website.

Worcester County, Maryland

Located at the southern and eastern tip of Maryland, Worcester County is 695 square miles in area, with 227 of that being water. The county is bordered to the south by Accomack County, Virginia, the west by Somerset County, the north by Sussex County, Delaware and the northwest by Wicomico County. Approximately 51,620 people lived in the county at the time of the 2013 census. There are only 12 zip codes in Worcester County, including 21811, 21813, 21822, 21829, 21841, 21842, 21851, 21804, 21862, 21863, 21864 and 21872.

Worcester 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: Susan R. Braniecki
One West Market Street, Room 104, Snow Hill, MD 21863
Phone: 410-632-5500
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Closed legal and county holidays

The Court Clerk is responsible for birth and death records as well as marriage and divorce records. These records are considered private records and are therefore only available to those that they are written about. Public documents related to property are also available from this office, including mortgages, deeds, liens, conveyances and plats. These documents are considered public and can therefore be requested by anyone at any time. All of these documents are available directly from the office and cannot be requested 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 handles information related to taxable valuations and information for the county, which include property listings and searches, survey information, GIS maps, revenue commissions and tax equalizations. These documents are considered public record and requests can be made for them at any time. These documents are available via the online portal or in person request.

Worcester County Court Records Information

Court cases for Worcester County can be requested via the online portal or through in person request. These documents are considered public record once the case has been completed and all information has been completely filed.

Worcester, MD Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200956,083
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20093,598
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009159
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009126
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009171
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200937
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009496
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20098,232
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009292
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,202
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009196
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20098,417
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009213
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009275
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20099,014
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20093,652
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009339
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009257
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20092,174
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200965
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009518
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20091,014
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20091,431
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009153
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009493
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009275
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009354
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009132
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009529
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200949
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200911,052
Worcester County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Worcester 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:Worcester County Marriage License
Location:1 West Market Street, Snow Hill, Maryland, 21863
Phone:410-632-5500

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