Maryland (24)

Ministers, Officiants & Notaries Public

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Almost Heaven Wedding Officiants

Fairmont WV (304) 694-2663 Five years as a Licensed Minister, we service north central West Virginia, PA , Maryland. All denominations, spiritual or casual. Get married today on a 4 hour notice.


Autumn Weddings of Southern Maryland

Mechanicsville MD (240)-375-8408 My greatest joy comes from helping you custom design your perfect ceremony and I pride myself on how involved I get with your special day.


Ceremonies and Celebrations

Columbia MD (410) 207-7162 Wedding Officiant/Minister -Serving all of Maryland. Unlike many other officiants, I schedule only one ceremony a day so couples will have my undivided attention and efforts.


Chapel of Love Ceremonies

Bowie MD (202) 253-3629 Rev. SJ Burns is a nondenominational wedding officiant, an avid supporter of marriage equality, and she has been serving a diverse community since 2004.Maryland Wedding Minister & DC, VA, NYC.


Creative Weddings of Southern Maryland

Leonardtown MD (240) 298-6980 Creative Weddings of Southern Maryland; non denominational weddings and other ceremonies created and designed for you. Free consultation. Leonardtown, MD.


David C. Allen

Baltimore MD (443) 844-7489 I am looking forward to talking with you about your Sacred Ceremony needs and desires. On this site you will find a bit more information about me and my services. Together we can co-create something very special.


Dosis Sola Pro Lance

Frederick MD (240) 457-9933 I am an ordained non-denominational interfaith minister available for weddings and other spiritual services in Maryland and the surrounding area.


Infinite Blessings Ministries

Red Lion PA (717) 515-6699 Serving Hartford and Northern Baltimore Counties in Maryland and Adams, Dauphin, Harrisburg, York and Lancaster Counties in Pennsylvania.


Joyful Heart Ceremonies

Manchester MD (443) 676-7131 I know you want to make that special day perfect in every way, and I'm here to help you. I will design a customized ceremony based on the wishes and desires of each couple.


No Ordinary Ordained

Fredericksburg VA (540) 498-5363 Your day, your way. Civil ceremonies, elopements, commitment ceremonies, vow renewals, or any other life celebration you would like officiated.


Paradise Celebrations

Magnolia DE (410) 241-7963 Nondenominational Minister/Wedding Officiant. Specializing in same sex, traditional and non-traditional weddings. Servicing areas in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania


Reverend Bill Teyssier

Westminster MD (410) 751-5260 I am an Ordained Minister of Spriitual Sciene. Each wedding is customized to suit the needs of the couple. A sample ceremony is available upon request.


Reverend Chip

Cincinnati OH (513) 884-2618 "I consider it an honor and a privilege to be invited to participate in one of the most important days of your lives!" Located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Serving Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky & 28 other states.


Reverend Chris Adams

Elkridge MD (410) 796-9490 Rev. Chris is an award winning-educated-experienced-ordained non-denominational minister serving Baltimore and the surrounding Maryland counties: Howard; Anne Arundel; Baltimore county and city; Carroll; Montgomery.


Services of Distinction

Westbrook MD (443) 844 -1573 I am proud to serve the Mid-Atlantic community and its need for unique, time-sensitive & cost-effective weddings and other occasions, with a special, caring touch.


Stephanie J Batterman, Notary Public

Bath ME (207) 449-2497 Your Mid-Coast Maine Ceremony Your Way! All couples deserve a wedding ceremony that reflects their taste and their hope for committed and loving relationship. Let me help plan your ceremony.


Very Rev. David B. Lett, P.A.

Washington DC (202) 403-7563 Gay Marriage Officiant; A Priest in the Old Catholic Church of the Americas Tradition


Vows of the Heart

Wilmington DE (302) 475-7884 Celebrate that special day your way. Traditional, contemporary, outdoors, indoors. You decide the type of wedding that will make your day special.


Weddings by Cathleen

Rehoboth Beach DE (302) 947-2085 There is nothing more romantic or charming than saying I do at sunset or sunrise. Delaware has five different beach areas that can accommodate your wedding.


Weddings by Lance

Alexandria VA (540) 313-5575 Serving VA, WVA, MD and DC, providing wedding officiant and civil minister services for non-denomination, religious, or non-religious wedding ceremonies that reflect your feelings of love and celebration.


Weddings by Rev Maggie

Westminster MD (410) 218-9600 From the most casual wedding to the most sophisticated wedding, Rev Maggie performs heart-felt and memorable ceremonies.


Weddings by Sandy

Frederick MD (410) 340-3224 Specializing in "Wedding Day Peace of Mind" & Joining Two Hearts together by creating the Wedding Ceremony of Your Dreams! I Do I Do's!


Weddings Ceremonies Gold Standard

Clifton NJ (973) 922-0219 We offer civil, contemporary, religious and same-sex marriages. We are multilingual. Ofrecemos ceremonias civiles, contemporáneas, religiosas y matrimonios de mismo sexo. Proveemos servicio en español, ingles y portugués.


Will You Marry Us?

Towson MD (443) 504-4234 Kelly performs weddings and commitment ceremonies that include your sentiments, occur at your chosen venue and reflect your wishes for a memorable day.

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FAMILY LAW
TITLE 2 – MARRIAGE
Subtitle 4 – Licensing and Performance
Section 2-406 – Performance of ceremony.

§ 2-406. Performance of ceremony.

(a) Authorized officials.-

(1) In this subsection, “judge” means:

(i) a judge of the District Court, a circuit court, the Court of Special Appeals, or the Court of Appeals;

(ii) a judge approved under Article IV, § 3A of the Maryland Constitution and § 1-302 of the Courts Article for recall and assignment to the District Court, a circuit court, the Court of Special Appeals, or the Court of Appeals;

(iii) a judge of a United States District Court, a United States Court of Appeals, or the United States Tax Court; or

(iv) a judge of a state court if the judge is active or retired but eligible for recall.

(2) A marriage ceremony may be performed in this State by:

(i) any official of a religious order or body authorized by the rules and customs of that order or body to perform a marriage ceremony;

(ii) any clerk;

(iii) any deputy clerk designated by the county administrative judge of the circuit court for the county; or

(iv) a judge.

(b) Period during which ceremony may be performed.- Within 6 months after a license becomes effective, any authorized official may perform the marriage ceremony of the individuals named in the license.

(c) Performance by unauthorized individual prohibited; penalty.-

(1) An individual may not perform a marriage ceremony unless the individual is authorized to perform a marriage ceremony under subsection (a) of this section.

(2) An individual who violates this subsection is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine of $500.

(d) Performance between individuals within prohibited degrees prohibited; penalty.-

(1) An individual may not knowingly perform a marriage ceremony between individuals who are prohibited from marrying under § 2-202 of this title.

(2) An individual who violates the provisions of this subsection is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine of $500.

(e) Performance without license prohibited; penalty.-

(1) An individual may not perform a marriage ceremony without a license that is effective under this subtitle.

(2) An individual who violates the provisions of this subsection is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $500.

(f) Ceremony performed by a clerk or deputy clerk.- The county administrative judge of the circuit court for the county shall designate:

(1) when and where the clerk or deputy clerk may perform a marriage ceremony; and

(2) the form of the marriage ceremony to be recited by the clerk or deputy clerk and the parties being married.

(g) Forms of religious ceremonies.- This section does not affect the right of any religious denomination to perform a marriage ceremony in accordance with the rules and customs of the denomination.

[An. Code 1957, art. 27, §§ 392, 394; art. 62, §§ 3A, 4, 15; 1984, ch. 296, § 2; 1999, ch. 336, § 2; 2002, ch. 207; 2004, ch. 199; 2009, ch. 324.]

Section 2-407 – False statements.

§ 2-407. False statements.

(a) Prohibited.- An individual may not knowingly make any material false statement to obtain or to help another individual to obtain a license or marriage ceremony in violation of this title or of any order of court under § 2-405 of this subtitle.

(b) Violation constitutes perjury.- An individual who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of perjury.

[An. Code 1957, art. 62, § 11; 1984, ch. 296, § 2.]

Section 2-408 – Solicitation of individuals contemplating marriage; advertising in solicitation of marriages.

§ 2-408. Solicitation of individuals contemplating marriage; advertising in solicitation of marriages.

(a) Prohibited acts.- An authorized official may not give or offer to give any reward to any person as an inducement to direct to the authorized official any individual who is contemplating marriage.

(b) Penalties.- An authorized official who violates the provisions of subsection (a) of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $50 for each offense.

[An. Code 1957, art. 27, §§ 396, 397; 1984, ch. 296, § 2; 2003, ch. 70.]

Section 2-409 – Signing and disposition of marriage certificates.

§ 2-409. Signing and disposition of marriage certificates.

(a) Signing of certificate.- Each marriage certificate shall contain:

(1) the name, signature, and title of the authorized official who performs the marriage ceremony; or

(2) if the individuals are married in a Society of Friends marriage ceremony, the signatures of the individuals and the attestation of the certificate by 2 overseers of the marriage ceremony.

(b) Disposition of certificates.-

(1) The authorized official who performs the marriage ceremony shall:

(i) hand 1 marriage certificate to the individuals; and

(ii) return, within 5 days from the date of the marriage ceremony, the other marriage certificate to the clerk who issued the license to which the certificates were attached, but if the authorized official who performs the marriage ceremony dies or resigns, some other individual shall return the certificate.

(2) If the individuals are married in a Society of Friends marriage ceremony, they:

(i) may keep 1 marriage certificate; and

(ii) within 5 days from the date of the marriage ceremony, shall return the other marriage certificate to the clerk who issued the license to which the certificates were attached.

(c) Duty of clerk when certificate not returned.- If the marriage certificate is not returned within 6 months after the date on which the license becomes effective, the clerk who issued the license shall attempt to determine whether the marriage ceremony was performed and, if so, the name of the authorized official who performed the marriage ceremony.

(d) Disposition of certificates required; penalty.-

(1) An individual who performs a marriage ceremony or who is married in a Society of Friends marriage ceremony may not violate the provisions of subsection (b)(1)(ii) or (2)(ii) of this section.

(2) An individual who violates any provision of this subsection is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine in an amount that the court considers appropriate.

[An. Code 1957, art. 62, §§ 4, 5, 15; 1984, ch. 296, § 2; 1999, ch. 336, § 2.]

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