Maryland Courts


  • Appellate Courts: The Court of Appeals and the Court of Special Appeals are located in Annapolis - Anne Arundel County.
  • Circuit Courts: The circuit courts are divided into 8 judicial circuits with a court in each of the 23 counties and Baltimore City.
  • District Court: The District Court has 34 locations in 12 districts statewide, with at least one judge presiding in every county and Baltimore City.
  • Orphans' Court: There is an Orphans' Court in each of the 23 counties and Baltimore City. Note, judges of the Circuit Court in Harford County and Montgomery County preside over the Orphans' Court in those counties.

More information for each Maryland court can be found using the links in the left menu column.

Map of Maryland showing location of counties

8 Judicial Circuits:
1st Judicial Circuit: Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester
2nd Judicial Circuit: Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne's, and Talbot
3rd Judicial Circuit: Baltimore and Harford
4th Judicial Circuit: Allegany, Garrett, and Washington
5th Judicial Circuit: Anne Arundel, Carroll, and Howard
6th Judicial Circuit: Frederick and Montgomery
7th Judicial Circuit: Calvert, Charles, Prince George's and St. Mary's
8th Judicial Circuit: Baltimore City
12 Districts of the District Court:

1st District: Baltimore City
2nd District: Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, Worcester
3rd District: Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne's, Talbot
4th District: Calvert, Charles, St. Mary's
5th District: Prince George's
6th District: Montgomery
7th District: Anne Arundel
8th District: Baltimore
9th District: Harford
10th District: Carroll, Howard
11th District: Frederick, Washington
12th District: Allegany, Garrett