Circuit Court for St. Mary's County, MD - Clerk's Office

Inclement Weather Line – 301-475-4200 ext. 74656

St. Mary's Circuit Court COVID-19 Operating Plan After June 5, 2020

St. Mary's Circuit Court Revised Administrative Order Amending Restrictions on Accessing and Within the Courthouse

Motion for Remote Proceeding or to Appeal Remotely (CC-DC-110)

Law Library and Self-Help Center Instructions

Court of Appeals COVID-19 Phases

Third Amended Administrative Order Expanding Statewide Judiciary Operations In Light of the COVID-19 Emergency

Ninth Administrative Order Clarifying COVID-19 Health Measures in Courthouses and Judicial Branch Facilities

Fourth Amended Administrative Order on Lifting the Statewide Suspension of Jury Trials and Maintaining Grand Juries

Tenth Revised Administrative Order on the Emergency Tolling or Suspension of Statutes of Limitations and Statutory and Rules Deadlines Related to the Initiation of Matters and Certain Statutory and Rules Deadlines in Pending Matters

Tenth Amended Administrative Order on the Suspension During the COVID-19 Emergency of Foreclosures, Evictions, and Other Ejectments Involving Residences

First Amended Administrative Order on Case Time Standards and Related Reports for Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021 in Light of the COVID-19 Emergency


Rich in the tradition and history of Maryland, the Office of Clerk of the Circuit Court is one of the oldest public institutions in the state.

Welcome to the St. Mary's County Courthouse and the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court. The Clerk of the Court is a locally elected State official with the responsibilities established and regulated by the laws of Maryland and the Rules of the Court of Appeals of Maryland. Since 1658, the office of Clerk of Court has provided the citizens of Maryland with a variety of essential services. The revenue collected by the clerks for these services is distributed to city, county, and state governments.

Courthouse - St. Mary's County, Maryland

Each year the Clerk’s office files, processes and maintains civil, criminal and juvenile actions. The Clerk’s office records land deeds, mortgages, plats, conveyances and other precious documents. The Clerk administers oaths to County officials, Judges and Governor appointees, issues business and marriage licenses and performs civil marriage ceremonies. The Clerk also commissions Notaries Public.

As you can see, the Office of Clerk of the Circuit Court is a busy place. I’m very proud of my staff and the work we do and hope the above facts acquaint you with the many services provided by the Clerk here in St. Mary's County.

Please browse through our links for more information. If my office can be of any service, please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.

Debra J. "Debbie" Burch
Clerk of Court