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Charles County, MD Public Records

Circuit Court for Charles County
PO Box 970
La Plata, MD 20646 www.mdcourts.gov/clerks/charles/
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 301-932-3202
Couriers: 200 Charles Street
La Plata, MD 20646
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil Actions over $25,000, Family, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No adoption, juvenile, sealed, expunged or medical records released
Court personnel will not do record searches.
District Court
PO Box 3070
La Plata, MD 20646 www.courts.state.md.us/district/d...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 301-934-5110
Couriers: 11 Washington Avenue
La Plata, MD 20646
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $30,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records: No confidential info, unserved warrants, medical records released
Register of Wills/Orphans' Court
PO Box 3080
La Plata, MD 20646-3080 registers.maryland.gov/main/charl...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 301-932-3345
F: 301-932-3349
Couriers: 11 Washington Ave
La Plata, MD 20646
Jurisdiction: Probate
Search by name or estate, this county or all counties at http://registers.maryland.gov/main/search.html.

Charles County, MD Vital Records

Contact the Charles County Office of the County Clerk of the Circuit Court if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Charles County
County Clerk of the Circuit Court
200 Charles St
La Plata, MD 20646 www.courts.state.md.us/clerks/cha...
8:30AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 301-932-3201
Fax: 301-932-3339
Recorded Documents

Charles County Vital Certificates

Charles County Vital Certificates

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Charles County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 461.00 sq mi
Population (2009): 142,226
  • Females: 51.3%
  • White: 54.1%
  • Black/African American: 40.1%
  • Asian: 2.6%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 3.9%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 50.7%
Population Change (2000-2009): 21,680
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 2.9%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 5.1%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 6.2%
High School Graduates (2000): 85.8%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 20.0%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.86
Housing Units (2000): 43,903
Homeownership Rate (2000): 78.2%
Migration Flow to Charles County, MD from (2007-2008):

Charles County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $2,369,254
  • Construction: $347,957
  • Retail Trade: $293,808
  • Professional and Technical Services: $148,760
  • Healthcare: $212,745
  • Banking: $67,587
  • Retail Trade: $293,808
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $91,226
  • Manufacturing: $62,618
  • Farms: $-2,667
  • Government: $724,689
Employed (2000): 60,836
Unemployed (2000): 2,115
Unemployment Rate (2009): 5.8%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $39,657
Local Government Employment (2007): 6,388
Local Government Revenue (2007): $388,812 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $172,572 (thou. dol.)

Charles County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 1,930
  • Per 1,000 population: 13.7
Deaths (2007): 794
  • Per 1,000 population: 5.6
Infant Deaths (2007): 16
  • Per 1,000 population: 8.3

Charles County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 794
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 10
  • Forcible rape: 26
  • Robbery: 187
  • Aggravated Assault: 571
Property Crimes (2008): 4,311
  • Burglary: 753
  • Larceny-Theft: 3,171
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 387

Charles County Genealogy Records