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Washington County, MD Public Records

Washington County Circuit Court
24 Summit Ave
Hagerstown, MD 21741 http://www.mdcourts.gov/
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM EST
F: 301-791-1151
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil Actions over $25,000, Family, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No adoption, juvenile, sealed, expunged or mental records released
Records prior to 1955 available at Maryland State Archives.
District Court
36 W Antietam St
Hagerstown, MD 21740 http://www.mdcourts.gov/
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 240-420-4600
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $30,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records: No adoption, juvenile, sealed, expunged or mental records released
Register of Wills
24 Summit Ave, Rm 213
Hagerstown, MD 21740 registers.maryland.gov/main/washi...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 301-739-3619, 301-739-3612
F: 301-733-8636
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.

Washington County, MD Vital Records

Contact the Washington 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.

Washington County
County Clerk of the Circuit Court
www.courts.state.md.us/clerks/was...
8AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 301-790-7413
Fax: 301-791-1151
Recorded Documents

Washington County Vital Certificates

Washington 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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Washington County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 458.14 sq mi
Population (2009): 145,910
  • Females: 49.2%
  • White: 87.0%
  • Black/African American: 9.8%
  • Asian: 1.5%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 2.9%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 84.4%
Population Change (2000-2009): 13,987
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 1.9%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 3.2%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 9.4%
High School Graduates (2000): 77.8%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 14.6%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.46
Housing Units (2000): 52,972
Homeownership Rate (2000): 65.6%
Migration Flow to Washington County, MD from (2007-2008):

Washington County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $3,267,079
  • Construction: $232,715
  • Retail Trade: $334,780
  • Professional and Technical Services: $162,817
  • Healthcare: $458,816
  • Banking: $354,225
  • Retail Trade: $334,780
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $92,161
  • Manufacturing: $488,492
  • Farms: $1,875
  • Government: $484,784
Employed (2000): 61,442
Unemployed (2000): 2,101
Unemployment Rate (2009): 9.7%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $33,378
Local Government Employment (2007): 5,569
Local Government Revenue (2007): $331,306 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $201,643 (thou. dol.)

Washington County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 1,973
  • Per 1,000 population: 13.6
Deaths (2007): 1,421
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.8
Infant Deaths (2007): 11
  • Per 1,000 population: 5.6

Washington County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 442
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 3
  • Forcible rape: 15
  • Robbery: 116
  • Aggravated Assault: 308
Property Crimes (2008): 3,181
  • Burglary: 701
  • Larceny-Theft: 2,234
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 246

Washington County Genealogy Records