General Information

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Calvert County District Court

Welcome to the District Court of Maryland for Calvert County located in Prince Frederick, MD.

The District Court hears landlord/tenant cases, replevin actions, traffic violations, criminal cases classified as misdemeanors and certain felonies, and civil cases in the amount of $30,000 or less. The District Court does not conduct jury trials.

Hon. Karen Christy Holt Chesser
​​​​​Administrative Judge
Markisha Gross
​​​​​Administrative Clerk
Megan Harmon-Cooley
​​​​​Administrative Commissioner
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General Information: 443-550-6700  | Toll-Free Number (In-state only): 1-800-941-3375
TTY users call Maryland RELAY: 711

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The courthouse is located at 200 Duke Street, Room 2200, Prince Frederick, MD 20678-4132. For assistance with special needs, contact the court immediately.

From Capital Beltway (495) south to Route 4 exit (Upper Marlboro, South). Proceed on Route 4 for 35 miles to intersection of Route 2/4 and Route 231 (traffic light Prince Frederick Ford dealership on right and 7-11 Store on left). Continue 200 yards on Route 4, taking first left onto Duke Street. At stop sign on Duke Street, proceed across intersection (past MSP Barrack U) and Court is located on left in Louis Goldstein Building. Clerk's office and courtrooms are on second floor.

Bus Information
Prince Frederick Shuttle Bus 1 and 2, Bus Schedule Prince Frederick – Solomons

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Free parking on site. 

District 4 - Calvert County

Return to Phase V- 03/03/22
Return to Phase III Information- 12/29/21-02/08/2022
Face Mask Policy - 05/28/2021
Phase IV Information- 03/15/2021
Return to Phase III Information - 11/16/2020
Phase IV - Reopening Plan - 07/20/2020
Order Extending the Stay of Evictions - 04/17/2020
Statewide - Issued by the Chief Judge of the District Court
Communication Regarding the CDC Agency Order and Landlord/Tenant Actions - 08/27/2021
Communication Regarding the CDC Agency Order and Landlord/Tenant Actions - 08/04/2021
Communication Regarding the CDC Agency Order and Landlord/Tenant Actions -06/30/2021
Communication Regarding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Interim Final Rule Involving the CDC Agency Order and Failure to Pay Rent Landlord Tenant Actions - 04/30/2021
Emergency Rental Assistance Program  - 04/30/2021
Communication on CDC Agency Order and Landlord Tenant Actions - 03/30/2021
Fourth Revised Communication Affidavit Judgment in the District Court - 03/12/2021
Communication Regarding District Court Restricted Operations and Landlord/Tenant Actions During Return to Phase IV - 02/26/2021
Communication Regarding the Recently Enacted Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 - Updated 01/29/2021

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