General Information

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Frederick County District Court

Welcome to the District Court of Maryland for Frederick County located in 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. Eric W. Schaffer
​​​​​Administrative Judge
Sara Snyder
​​​​​Administrative Clerk
Rachel Bowen
​​​​​Administrative Commissioner
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General Information: 301-600-2000  | Toll-Free Number (In-state only): 1-800-945-2119
TTY users call Maryland RELAY: 711

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The courthouse is located at 100 W. Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701-5548. For assistance with special needs, contact the court immediately.

From the North (Rt. 15)
Take I-70 toward Baltimore. From I-70 take EXIT 54 (East Street - Downtown Frederick). Turn LEFT onto E. Patrick St. (144). Turn LEFT onto Court St. The court is on the right.

From the South (I-270)
Take Exit 52 - I-70 toward Baltimore. From I-70 take EXIT 54 (East Street - Downtown Frederick). Turn LEFT onto E. Patrick St. (144). Turn LEFT onto Court St. The court is on the right.

From the East and West
Take EXIT 54 (East Street - Downtown Frederick). Turn LEFT onto E. Patrick St. (144). Turn LEFT onto Court St. The court is on the right.

Bus Information
TransIT Services of Frederick County, The Route 40 Connector
https://www.frederickcountymd.gov/105/TransIT

 

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Fee parking on the left.

District 11 - Frederick  Co.

new bubblePhase V and Beyond- 06/07/2021
Return to Phase IV- 03/15/2021
Return to Phase II Reduced Operations11/30/2020
Remote Hearings Guidance - 10/08/2020
Phase IV Reopening Plan - 06/04/2020
Administrative Order - Return Certified Mail Non-Est - 05/18/2020
Administrative Order - Peace Order Filing Fees for Remote Hearings - 05/18/2020
Administrative Order - Stay on Evictions - 03/31/2020
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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