Maryland Court Self-Help Center - Frederick

Notice: Walk-in self-help centers are temporarily closed to protect the health and safety of court visitors and staff. The Maryland Court Self-Help Center is still operating to help Marylanders with civil legal problems on the phone and by live chat.

To speak with a lawyer,
Call 410-260-1392 or
Chat from 8:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

FREE legal help in civil cases for individuals who do not have a lawyer.

100 West Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701

Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Who can we help?  An individual with a legal problem. We cannot help relatives or agents of the person with the legal problem or businesses, sole proprietorships, LLCs, third parties, or personal representatives.


Self-Help Center lawyers will not represent you in court.
This service is provided to help you represent yourself.


Get help with

  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Family matters like divorce, custody, child support, guardianship and name change, domestic violence
  • Small and Large Claims
  • Consumer matters like car repossessions, debt collection, and credit card cases
  • Return of Property (Replevin and Detinue)

Self-Help Center lawyers may help you

  • Complete court forms
  • Learn how to file court documents
  • Prepare for court
  • Prepare for mediation
  • Understand court documents