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Dorchester County, MD Public Records

1st Judicial Circuit Court
PO Box 150
Cambridge, MD 21613 http://www.mdcourts.gov/
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 410-228-0481
F: 410-228-1860
Couriers: 206 High St
Cambridge, MD 21613
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil Actions over $25,000, Family, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No adoption, juvenile, sealed, expunged or mental records released
District Court
310 Gay St
Cambridge, MD 21613 http://www.mdcourts.gov/
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 410-901-1420
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $30,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records: No adoption, sealed, juvenile, expunged or mental records released
Register of Wills
206 High St
Cambridge, MD 21613 registers.maryland.gov/main/dorch...
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM; Public- 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 410-228-4181
F: 410-228-4988
Jurisdiction: Probate
Search by name or estate, this county or all counties at http://registers.maryland.gov/main/search.html or http://jportal.mdcourts.gov/willsandtrusts/index.jsf.

Dorchester County, MD Vital Records

Contact the Dorchester 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.

Dorchester County
County Clerk of the Circuit Court
206 High St
Cambridge, MD 21613 msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdmanual/36l...
8:30AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 410-228-0481
Fax: 410-228-1860
Recorded Documents

Dorchester County Vital Certificates

Dorchester County Vital Certificates

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Dorchester County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 557.54 sq mi
Population (2009): 32,043
  • Females: 52.7%
  • White: 70.1%
  • Black/African American: 27.8%
  • Asian: 1.0%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 2.5%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 68.0%
Population Change (2000-2009): 1,368
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 2.0%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 3.5%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 14.3%
High School Graduates (2000): 74.2%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 12.0%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.36
Housing Units (2000): 14,681
Homeownership Rate (2000): 70.1%
Migration Flow to Dorchester County, MD from (2007-2008):

Dorchester County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $581,200
  • Construction: $37,476
  • Retail Trade: $34,082
  • Professional and Technical Services: $0
  • Healthcare: $66,652
  • Banking: $18,861
  • Retail Trade: $34,082
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $27,718
  • Manufacturing: $126,264
  • Farms: $15,935
  • Government: $129,922
Employed (2000): 14,225
Unemployed (2000): 882
Unemployment Rate (2009): 10.7%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $30,027
Local Government Employment (2007): 1,386
Local Government Revenue (2007): $90,129 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $35,751 (thou. dol.)

Dorchester County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 408
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.8
Deaths (2007): 376
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.8
Infant Deaths (2007): 7
  • Per 1,000 population: 17.2

Dorchester County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 187
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 1
  • Forcible rape: 12
  • Robbery: 50
  • Aggravated Assault: 124
Property Crimes (2008): 1,223
  • Burglary: 400
  • Larceny-Theft: 762
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 61

Dorchester County Genealogy Records