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Charles County

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Business Hours: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday through Friday

We Are Closed On Weekends & State Holidays - HOLIDAY SCHEDULE


Due to the recent Court of Appeals Order closing Courthouses to the public, the Register of Wills’ office will be accepting documents in several ways:

Please contact our office for assistance as most needs can be fulfilled by phone, mail, or through our online services

  • Email to
  • Mail to P.O. Box 3080, LaPlata, MD 20646
  • Drop box, the brown drop box is located in the entryway of the District Court Building (11 Washington Avenue, LaPlata, MD. Available M-F 8:00 – 4:30)
  • Service Window. A walk-up service window is located on the south side of the District Court Bldg. between the Circuit and District Court Buildings M-F 8:30-4:00 by appointments only. Please call 301-932-3345 for an appointment.

Notice: Cell Phones Are NOT Permitted In The Courthouse

Our Mailing Address Is:
Register of Wills, Charles County
P O Box 3080
La Plata, MD 20646-3080

Mail sent to 11 Washington Avenue will be returned to sender.

     Important Information

Maryland Estate Tax Returns:
Effective July 1, 2015 the MD Estate Tax Return is filed directly with the Comptroller. The form, with new filing instructions, can be found here - MET 1

Hon Loraine D. Hennessy

Honorable Loraine D. Hennessy


For A Historical List Of Charles County
Registers Of Wills
(MD State Archives Link)
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