Land Records & Licenses Division

MAILING ADDRESS:
Circuit Court for Baltimore City
Land Records/Licenses Department
Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Courthouse
100 North Calvert Street – Room 610
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

TELEPHONE NUMBERS:
410-333-3760 Land Records (Room 610)
410-333-3790 Marriage & Business Licenses (Room 627)

FAX NUMBER: 410-333-3767

Hours of Operation

Recording/Lien Section & Reproduction (Copies)
Marriage & Business Licenses
Monday thru Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  

Library (Researching)
Monday thru Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.- 4:45 p.m.

Marriage Ceremonies
Monday thru Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Oaths

Notary Fees:
$11.00 (new commissions)
$8.00 (change of name/address)

Authentication of Notary: $1.00 per document

Special Police Fees: No Charge

Government Appointments: No Charge

Police Officers/Cadets: No Charge

Recording, Reproduction & Liens

Copy Fees

Copies: $0.50 per page
Certified Copies: $5.00 per instrument
Mail Requests for copies without return postage is additional: $2.00 charge

Basic Recording Fees

Basic Documents: $20.00 (9 pages), $75.00 (10 pages)
$40.00 surcharge

Homeowners Association: $50.00 (original filing with all attachments) 
No surcharge               

Homeowners Assn. (Amendments): $5 per page up to 5 pages, over 5 pages $25 per doc

Notice of Ejectment or Sale: $15.00 (9 pages)
No surcharge

Plats:$5.00 (for each part. Ex. 1 of 3= $15.00)
No surcharge

Power of Attorney: $20.00 (9 pages), $75.00 (10 pages)
No surcharge

Release: $10.00 (9 pages), $75.00 (10 pages)
$40.00 surcharge

Land Records Recording Taxes

State Transfer Tax: ½% of Consideration or Assessed Value
First Time Homeowners Transfer Tax: 1/4% (must have affidavit attached)
Non-Resident Taxes: (collected for Comptroller’s office 7 % Ind. 8.25% Corp.)
Must provide a separate check for Non-resident Taxes  

RECORDING TAXES ARE ALSO CALCULATED ACCORDING TO THE EXEMPTIONS APPLIED AT THE TIME OF RECORDING. (Must provide exemption code or reason on document to qualify.)

Searches: Land Records Employees are not required to perform searches for land ownership or ground rents. Customers must perform their own search or obtain services from a Title Company. 

Marriage & Business Licenses  

Marriage Application: $85.00 (cash only)
Marriage Ceremony: $25.00 (cash only) Must bring a witness 18 years or older    

Certified Copies: $5.50 per copy  

Business Licenses: Fees vary according to type of Licenses, Inventory Amount & Months

Forms of payment accepted for Land Records & Licenses Department

Money Orders, Certified Bank Checks, Corporate Checks or Cash  

Personal Checks (Business Licenses only) must be associated with the owner (no third party checks accepted).  

Foot & Motor Peddlers (Cash Only).  

Checks made payable to: Circuit Court for Baltimore City

mitchell MITCHELL COURTHOUSE

100 North Calvert Street Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 396-5188
Business Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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111 N. Calvert Street Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 396-5188
Business Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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300 North Gay Street Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (443) 263-8706
Business Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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