THE ALLLEGANY COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT CLERK’S OFFICE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC and WORKING UNDER RESTRICTED OPERATIONS due to the COVID-19 EMERGENCY:
By Order of the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of Maryland, all courts in the Maryland Judiciary, court offices, administrative offices, units of the Judiciary, and the Offices of the Clerks of the Circuit Courts shall be closed to the public on an emergency basis, effective March 16, 2020; however, Judiciary operations shall continue to the extent practicable. Except for certain types of matters such as Domestic Violence, Extreme Risk Protective Orders, Peace Orders and Emergency Evaluation Petitions, ALL MATTERS scheduled to be heard between March 16, 2020, through June 5, 2020, are postponed pending further order of the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals. You will receive a new hearing notice in the mail.
We are accepting phone calls M-F 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
MDEC or Simplifile registered users should continue to send pleadings and land record documents as normal. Case pleadings, requests for copies, land documents and other requests are also accepted by mail at the following address: Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, 30 Washington Street, Cumberland, MD 21502
For your convenience, we are also temporarily accepting any deeds and other land documents for recording or circuit court case pleadings via a drop box located in the lobby of the courthouse. Please place all documents and any checks in a secure envelope before placing them in the drop box. On the outside of the envelope, please indicate the following information: Type of Instrument or document (for example, Deed, Deed of Trust, Motion, or Tax Bill), your company name, and a contact phone number and/or email.
The public may search land record documents by registering https://mdlandrec.net/main/ and land plats at http://plats.net/pages/index.aspx
The public may search court records at http://casesearch.courts.state.md.us/casesearch/
Currently, the law requires that certain services be performed in person. Therefore, we are not able to accept applications for marriage licenses, perform marriage ceremonies, or administer oath of offices to notaries or other appointees.
Self- Represented Domestic Violence may be filed by contacting the Clerk’s Office for more information.
Welcome to the Circuit Court for Allegany County located in Cumberland, Maryland. It is part of the Fourth Judicial Circuit, which also includes Garrett and Washington Counties. The circuit court is a general jurisdiction trial court hearing domestic, civil, criminal, juvenile, and all jury trial cases. The circuit court also has appellate jurisdiction over the district court and certain administrative agencies.
The Circuit Court for Allegany County consists of two judges, a family law magistrate, and a child support magistrate. The administration office of the court consists of a court administrator, law clerks, legal assistants/court recorders, jury commissioner, family services coordinator, and bailiffs. The judges, magistrates, and court staff work closely and in conjunction with the Office of the Clerk of Court.
The courthouse is situated on historic Washington Street near the site of where Fort Cumberland (c. 1754) originally stood. The circuit court has had a long tradition of serving the people of Allegany County and we are proud to continue to serve the public with respect, dignity, and in accordance with the law.
Hon. W. Timothy Finan
Anne Marie SanGiovanni