General Information

Click here for the local COVID-19 related orders and policies issued by this court.

Welcome to the District Court of Maryland for Somerset County located in Princess Anne, 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: 410-845-4700  | Toll-Free Number (In-state only): 1-800-939-7306
TTY users call Maryland RELAY: 711

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The courthouse is located at 12155 Elm St. Ste C, Princess Anne, MD 21853-1348No food or drink are permitted in this building. All Entrants into the building must pass through Security and Metal Detectors. For assistance with special needs, contact the court immediately.

From Annapolis, take US-50 East over Bay Bridge. Follow signs for US-50 toward Ocean City. Travel approximately 75 miles from bridge. Continue on Route 50 East to Salisbury. Take Route 13 South Bypass, straight through to Princess Anne. Make left at traffic light at Mount Vernon Road. Make first left on to Elm Street. District Court is located in the first annex section of the shopping center

Bus Information
Shore Transit Buses, Route 1

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Public parking lot at the front of the courthouse. No charge for parking.

District 2 - Somerset County

Phase V- Reopening Plan- 03/07/2022
Phase IV-Reopening Plan - 03/15/2021
Phase II - Reopening Plan - 06/05/2020
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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