Local Policies/Orders

Statewide - Issued by the Chief Judge of the District Court

District 1 - Baltimore City

District 2 - Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, Worcester

District 3 - Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne's, Talbot, Caroline

District 4 - Calvert, Charles, St. Mary's

District 5 - Prince George's 

District 6 - Montgomery

 

District 7 - Anne Arundel

District 8 - Baltimore County

District 9 - Harford

District 10 - Howard, Carroll

District 11 - Frederick, Washington

District 12 - Allegany, Garrett

 

 

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
Communication - Restricted Operations and Landlord/Tenant During Phase II - Updated 01/29/2021
Communication Regarding the Recently Enacted Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021
Third Communication Regarding Affidavit Judgments in the District Court
Return to Phase II - Communication Regarding District Court Restricted Operations and Landlord/Tenant Actions During Phase II
Return to Phase III - Communication Regarding District Court Restricted Operations and Landlord/Tenant Actions During Phase III
Communication Regarding Landlord/Tenant Actions During Phase IV of the Maryland Judiciary’s Reopening Plan - 09/04/2020
Remote Hearing Guidelines
Phase III - Communication Regarding Landlord/Tenant Actions and CARES ACT - 07/17/2020
Communication Regarding Affidavit Judgments - 07/10/2020

 


District 1

Baltimore City - Wabash, Hargrove, Eastside, Fayette

  Phase V - Reopening Plan - 04/29/2021
  Return to Phase IV - Baltimore City Protocols - 03/15/2021
  Return to Phase III - Reopening Plan - 11/16/2020
  Phase IV - Reopening Plan - 08/26/2020
  Phase III - Reopening Plan - 07/17/2020
  COVID Screening Form - 07/17/2020
  Phase II - Reopening Plan - 06/05/2020
  Baltimore City - COVID Protocols - 04/20/2020
  Baltimore City - Order Extending the Stay of Evictions as a result of COVID-19 - 03/30/2020

District 2

Dorchester 

Somerset 

Wicomico 

Worcester 

  Phase IV - Reopening Plan - 04/05/2021 Phase IV - Reopening Plan - 04/05/2021 Phase IV - Reopening Plan - 04/05/2021 Phase IV - Reopening Plan - 04/05/2021
  Phase II - Reopening Plan - 06/05/2020 Phase II - Reopening Plan - 06/05/2020 Phase II - Reopening Plan - 06/05/2020 Phase II -  Reopening Plan - 06/05/2020

District 3

Cecil 

Kent 

Queen Anne's 

Talbot 

Caroline 

  Phase IV - Reopening Plan - 03/15/2021 Phase IV - Reopening Plan - 03/15/2021 Phase IV - Reopening Plan - 03/15/2021 Phase IV - Reopening Plan - 03/15/2021 Phase IV - Reopening Plan - 03/15/2021
        Bar Update - 06/10/2020  
  Phase II - Reopening Plan - 06/05/2020 Phase II - Reopening Plan - 06/05/2020 Phase II - Reopening Plan - 06/05/2020 Phase II - Reopening Plan - 06/05/2020 Phase II - Reopening Plan - 06/05/2020

District 4

Calvert 

Charles 

St. Mary's 

  Phase IV- 03/15/2021 Phase IV- 03/15/2021 Phase IV- 03/15/2021
  Return to Phase III Information - 11/16/2020 Return to Phase III Information - 11/16/2020 Return to Phase III Information - 11/16/2020
  Phase I-V - Reopening Plan - 07/20/2020 Phase I-V - Reopening Plan - 07/20/2020 Phase I-V - Reopening Plan - 07/20/2020
  Order Extending the Stay of Evictions - 04/17/2020 Order Extending the Stay of Evictions - 04/17/2020 Order Extending the Stay of Evictions - 04/17/2020

District 5

Prince George's - Hyattsville and Upper Marlboro

  Bar Update - Phase IV and V - 03/03/2021
  Return to Phase III - Reopening Plan - 11/12/2020
  Phase V - Implementation Plan  - 09/25/2020
  Phase V - October Matrix - 09/25/2020
  Phase V - Overview - 09/25/2020
  Bulletin - 09/24/2020
  Phase IV - Reopening Summary - 08/21/2020
  Phase IV Matrix - Hyattsville - 08/21/2020
  Bar Update - 08/21/2020
  District 5 - Covid Bulletin - 07/17/2020
  Bar Update - 06/05/2020
  Phase I-V Reopening Plan
  Bar Update - 04/20/2020
  Bar Update - Remote Hearings for Bail Review - 04/03/2020
  Administrative Order Extending Stay of Evictions - 03/27/2020

District 6

Montgomery - Rockville and Silver Spring

  Bar Update - 03/25/2021
  Administrative Order - 12/05/2020
  Return to Phase II- Administrative Order- 11/30/20
  Administrative Order - Protocol for Scheduling Long Criminal/Traffic Trials - 09/18/2020
  Docket Grids - Phase IV and V - 09/18/2020
  Administrative Order - Protocol for Suspended Judgments for Possession/Repossession - 09/01/2020
  Administrative Order Regarding Masks - 08/06/2020
  Update Regarding Civil Proceedings - 07/20/2020
  Phase III - Reopening Plan - 07/17/2020
  Phase III - Reopening Plan - Spanish - 07/17/2020
  Montgomery County Bar Update - 07/17/2020
  Montgomery County Bar Update - Screening Questionnaire - 07/14/2020
  Montgomery County Bar Update - 06/30/2020
  Docket Grid - Phase III - August 2020 - Montgomery County - 06/30/2020
  Docket Grid - Phase III - 07/20-07/31 - Montgomery County - 06/30/2020
  Docket Grid - Phase II - 07/06-07/20 - Montgomery County - 06/30/2020
  Montgomery County Bar Update - 06/10/2020
  Montgomery County Bar Update - Criminal/Traffic Plea Docket Opportunity - 06/10/2020
  Administrative Order - Persons Incarcerated or Imprisoned in Montgomery County - 04/15/2020
  Administrative Order - Stay of Evictions as a Result of COVID-19 - 03/30/2020

District 7

Anne Arundel - Annapolis and Glen Burnie

  Phase IV- March 15,2021-April 25, 2021
  Phase IV - Reopening Plan - 06/05/2020

District 8

Baltimore County - Towson, Catonsville (new building), Catonsville (old building), Essex 

  Phase V- Baltimore County Information- 04/26/2021
  Phase IV-Baltimore County Information - 03/15/2021
  Phase V- Baltimore County Information - 10/05/20
  Baltimore County District Court Reopening Plan -10/05/20
  Baltimore County District Court Phase IV Information
  Phase IV - Reopening Plan - 08/31/2020
  Phase III - Reopening Plan - 07/20/2020
  Phase III - Baltimore County Information - 07/20/2020
  Phase II - Reopening Plan - 06/12/2020
  Phase II - Reopening Plan - 06/09/2020
  Order to Reopen "Old" Catonsville District Court Location - 06/09/2020
  Order to Rescind the Order of April 7th, 2020 on the Stay of Residential Evictions - 06/09/2020
  Phase II - Reopening Plan - 06/05/2020
  Baltimore County - Order on the Stay of Residential Evictions - 04/07/2020
  Order to Close "Old" Catonsville District Court Location - 03/23/2020
  Phase IV: March 15, 2021- April 25, 2021
  Baltimore County Remote Guideline Hearings
  Baltimore County Civil Pretrial Conference Procedures

District 9

Harford 

  Current Case Management Plans for Court Operations- 04/05/2021
  Harford Community Action Agency (HCAA)-COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
  Return to Phase II-Case Management Plan -11/30/2020
  Phase III - Action Plan - 11/13/2020
  Administrative Order - Protocol for Suspended Judgments for Possession/Repossession - 09/03/2020
  Phase III - Reopening Plan - 07/15/2020
  Memorandum Order - Pursuant to the Amended Administrative Order Lifting the Suspension of Foreclosures, Evictions, etc. - 06/10/2020
  Phase II - Reopening Plan - 06/05/2020
  Public Notice - 06/05/2020
  Public Notice - Order on Entry - 06/05/2020

District 10

Howard 

Carroll 

  Return to Phase II - 11/30/20 Return to Phase II - 11/30/20
  Return to Phase III - 11/16/2020 Return to Phase III - 11/16/2020
  Administrative Order - Protocol for Suspended Judgments for Possession/Repossession - 09/04/2020 Administrative Order - Protocol for Suspended Judgments for Possession/Repossession - 09/04/2020
  Phase IV - Reopening Plan - 08/31/2020 Phase IV - Reopening Plan - 08/31/2020
  Howard County Landlord Information - 08/31/2020 Carroll County Landlord Information - 08/31/2020
  Howard County Tenant Information - 08/31/2020 Carroll County Tenant Information - 08/31/2020
  Phase III - Operating Plan - 07/17/2020 Phase III - Operating Plan - 07/17/2020
  Phase III - Reopening Summary - 07/17/2020 Phase III - Reopening Summary - 07/17/2020
  Howard County Rental Assistance - 07/17/2020 Carroll County Rental Assistance - 07/17/2020
  Phase IV - Reopening Plan - 06/05/2020 Phase IV - Reopening Plan - 06/05/2020
  Administrative Order Extending the Stay of Evictions as a Result of COVID-19 - 03/30/2020 Administrative Order Extending the Stay of Evictions as a Result of COVID-19 - 03/30/2020

District 11

Frederick 

Washington 

  Return to Phase IV- 03/15/2021 Return to Phase IV- 03/15/2021
  Return to Phase II   Reduced Operations - 11/30/20 Return to Phase II   Reduced Operations - 11/30/20
  Remote Hearings Guidance - 10/08/2020  Remote Hearings Guidance  - 10/08/2020
  Phase IV Reopening Plan - 06/04/2020 Phase IV Reopening Plan - 06/04/2020
  Rental Assistance - 07/13/2020  
  Administrative Order - Return Certified Mail Non-Est - 05/18/2020 Administrative Order - Returned Certified Mail Non-Est - 05/18/2020
  Administrative Order - Peace Order Filing Fees for Remote Hearings - 05/18/2020 Administrative Order - Peace Order Filings Fees for Remote Hearing - 05/18/2020
  Administrative Order - Stay on Evictions - 03/31/2020 Administrative Order - Stay on Evictions - 03/31/2020

District 12

Allegany 

Garrett 

  Phase IV - Reopening Plan - 03/15/2021 Phase IV - Reopening Plan - 03/15/2021
  Phase II - Reopening Plan - 06/04/2020 Phase II - Reopening Plan - 06/04/2020