General Information

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Dorchester County District Court

Welcome to the District Court of Maryland for Dorchester County located in Cambridge, 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. Gerald V. Purnell
​​​​​Administrative Judge
M. Carol Llewellyn-Jones
​​​​​Administrative Clerk
Megan Howell
​​​​​Administrative Commissioner

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General Information: 410-901-1420  | Toll-Free Number (In-state only): 1-800-939-2872
TTY users call Maryland RELAY: 711

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The courthouse is located at 310 Gay Street Cambridge, MD 21613-1898. For assistance with special needs, contact the court immediately.

General 
From Route 50 East, cross Frederick Malkus bridge, turn right at first light onto Maryland Ave. Cross Cambridge Creek Bridge. court is after first light.

Bus Information
Delmarva Community Transit Buses, Bus F
https://www.dcsdct.org/transportation--mobility.html

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Lot available; turn left at rear of building.

District 2 - Dorchester County

Phase IV - Reopening Plan - 04/05/2021
Phase II - Reopening Plan - 06/05/2020
Statewide - Issued by the Chief Judge of the District Court
new bubbleCommunication 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
new bubbleEmergency 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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