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Recording of Military Discharge (DD214’s)


As one of the general duties of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, the License Department maintains permanent records of military discharge papers. Montgomery County military veterans may file their military discharge papers at the Montgomery County Circuit Court License Department.

Military discharge records include:

Customers must provide identification and a Social Security Number when requesting copies of their discharge papers. The service of recording the records is free, and veterans receive one certified copy of their discharge papers free of charge. If you would like more than one copy, the fee is $5.50 for each additional copy.

Military discharge papers (DD 214’s) are not public records, and the inspection of the records are restricted as stipulated by Maryland Code (Subtitle 2. General Duties of Clerk, § 2-207. Recording military discharge papers).

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Montgomery County Circuit Court
50 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20850
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM