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Kent County, MD Public Records

2nd Judicial Circuit Court
103 N Cross St
Chestertown, MD 21620 www.mdcourts.gov/clerks/kent/reco...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 410-778-7460
F: 410-778-7412
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil Actions over $25,000, Family, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No adoption, juvenile, sealed, expunged or mental records released
District Court
103 N Cross St
Chestertown, MD 21620 http://www.mdcourts.gov/
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 410-810-3362
F: 410-810-3361
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $30,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No sealed, expunged, mental records or judge's notes released
Register of Wills
103 N Cross St
Chestertown, MD 21620 registers.maryland.gov/main/kent....
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM EST
P: 410-778-7466
F: 410-778-2466
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.

Kent County, MD Vital Records

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

Kent County Clerk
Clerk of the Circuit Court
www.courts.state.md.us./clerks/ke...
8:30AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 410-778-7460, 410-778-7415
Fax: 410-778-7412
Recorded Documents

Kent County Vital Certificates

Kent County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Kent County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 279.43 sq mi
Population (2009): 20,247
  • Females: 52.4%
  • White: 82.0%
  • Black/African American: 16.0%
  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 3.5%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 78.9%
Population Change (2000-2009): 1,047
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 2.9%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 5.1%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 12.0%
High School Graduates (2000): 78.8%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 21.7%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.33
Housing Units (2000): 9,410
Homeownership Rate (2000): 70.4%
Migration Flow to Kent County, MD from (2007-2008):

Kent County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $439,730
  • Construction: $31,166
  • Retail Trade: $27,341
  • Professional and Technical Services: $31,565
  • Healthcare: $65,559
  • Banking: $17,600
  • Retail Trade: $27,341
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $15,970
  • Manufacturing: $43,244
  • Farms: $20,962
  • Government: $62,629
Employed (2000): 9,294
Unemployed (2000): 427
Unemployment Rate (2009): 7.5%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $45,832
Local Government Employment (2007): 0
Local Government Revenue (2007): $51,071 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $13,951 (thou. dol.)

Kent County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 210
  • Per 1,000 population: 10.6
Deaths (2007): 265
  • Per 1,000 population: 13.3
Infant Deaths (2007): 0
  • Per 1,000 population: 0.0

Kent County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 113
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 1
  • Forcible rape: 7
  • Robbery: 19
  • Aggravated Assault: 86
Property Crimes (2008): 417
  • Burglary: 158
  • Larceny-Theft: 234
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 25

Kent County Genealogy Records