The Clerk of the Circuit Court License Department is opened to the public for in-person services by appointment only. Currently due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, walk-in and drop-by business is not available.
Please read the important information below prior to scheduling your appointment.
  • Only the person(s) scheduled for appointment will be permitted inside the Clerk’s Office.
  • Arrive to your appointment on time. There is a 10-minute grace period. You will have to reschedule your appointment if you arrive after the 10-minute grace period.
  • Face masks/coverings are required to be worn properly to enter the building and during your scheduled appointment.
  • Your temperature will be taken upon entry into the building.
  • Please re-schedule your appointment if one of the following applies:
    • You have had a fever within the last 24 hours.
    • You have a cough and shortness of breath or at least two of the following symptoms: fever, chills, shaking, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or loss of taste and smell.
    • You have had contact with any possible source of the virus or person with COVID-19.

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Oaths are administered by appointment only on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Information for Maryland Notary Public
  • The four-year statutory term of a notary public has been extended for all notaries public with an active notary commission during the current State of Emergency. To view the Secretary of State’s Emergency Order extending the time requirements click here.
  • You will not be able to schedule an appointment prior to receiving notice from the Maryland Secretary of State informing that your commission should arrive at the Circuit Court within 7 to 10 days of the notice.
  • The 30-day notice is extended pursuant to the Secretary of State’s Emergency Order.
  • Please do not schedule an appointment PRIOR to confirming that your commission has been received by the Clerk's Office. Please call 301-952-3289 to confirm. If your commission has NOT been received by the Clerk's Office and you schedule an appointment, you will be subject to an appointment cancellation until your commission has been received by the Clerk's Office.