General Information

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Charles County District Court

Welcome to the District Court of Maryland for Charles County located in LaPlata, 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: 301-934-5110  | Toll-Free Number (In-state only): 1-800-941-3463  | Accounting: 301-934-5056 | County Clerk: 301-934-5037
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The courthouse is located at 11 Washington Avenue, P.O. Box 3070, LaPlata, Maryland 20646-3070. For assistance with special needs, contact the court immediately.

Take Capitol Beltway (495) south to the Branch Avenue (Route 5) exit. Proceed on Route 5 for 40 miles. Route 5 becomes Routes 5 and 301 to La Plata. At the intersection of Route 301 and Route 6, turn left at the traffic light and proceed to the next light. Turn left at the light which will be Washington Ave. The District Court is on the left. Proceed 100 yards past the court and turn left on Talbot Street.

Bus Information
Charles County VanGo La Plata B

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On both sides of the street.

District 4 - Charles County

Return to Phase V- 03/03/22
Return to Phase III Information- 12/29/2021-02/08/2022
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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