General Information

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Washington County District Court

Welcome to the District Court of Maryland for Washington County located in Hagerstown, 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

General Information: 240-420-4600  | Toll-Free Number (In-state only): 1-800-945-1406
TTY users call Maryland RELAY: 711

The courthouse is located at 36 W. Antietam Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740-5524. For assistance with special needs, contact the court immediately.

From the West
From the west take I 70 to I 81 north. From I 81 north or south, take Exit 6A, Route 40 east. Go to the 11th traffic light and turn right onto Potomac Street. Go one block, turn right onto Antietam Street. Go ½ block to green and white parking sign, turn right into metered parking lot. District Court is the large brick building facing Antietam Street.

From the East
From the east take I70 to Exit 32, Route 40 West. Go to the 9th traffic light, turn left onto Potomac Street. Go two blocks, turn right onto Antietam Street. Go ½ block to green and white parking sign, turn right into metered parking lot. District Court is the large brick building facing Antietam Street.

Bus Information
County Commuter Buses, Valley Mall Route
https://www.washco-md.net/transit/

Hagerstown has two parking garages. One is located at 25 North Potomac Street, between Franklin and Washington Streets. The other is located at 25 Renaissance Way. Turn left at Antietam Street and then turn left into Renaissance Way (alley). The deck is on the left and you can exit onto Potomac Street on the third level.

The cost to park in the deck is $1.00 per hour - $8.00 per day. (After 4:00 P.M. - only $1.00).

District 11 - Washington County

new bubblePhase V and Beyond- 06/07/2021
Return to Phase IV- 03/15/2021
Return to Phase II Reduced Operations11/30/2020
Phase V - Remote Hearings Protocol - 10/08/2020
Phase I-V Reopening Plan - 06/04/2020
Administrative Order - Return Certified Mail Non-Est - 05/18/2020
Administrative Order - 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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