FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 23, 2019
187 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Towson District Courthouse operations will temporarily move to new
Catonsville courthouse location due to HVAC system repairs
BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. – The Towson District Courthouse will temporarily move its staff and operations to the new Catonsville District Courthouse, located at 1 Rolling Crossroad in Catonsville, due to HVAC systems repairs scheduled to take place later this year.
Aging equipment and failing systems have prompted the courthouse relocation, which is scheduled for winter 2019/2020. An exact move date will be announced in the coming weeks.
Signage has been placed in the current Towson District Courthouse, located at 120 E. Chesapeake Avenue in Towson, to alert individuals that have business with the courts of the upcoming location change. During the temporary move, all services provided at the Towson District Courthouse, including the commissioner’s office, will temporarily move to the new Catonsville District Courthouse for a period of six months.
“The Maryland Judiciary is committed to ensuring there will be no disruption of services for Marylanders,” said Judge John P. Morrissey, Chief Judge of the District Court of Maryland. “This is an unfortunate situation, but the safety and the well-being of both our court visitors and staff is a top priority and we will continue to provide the highest level of service during the temporary location change.”
Construction on the new Catonsville District Courthouse in Baltimore County is scheduled to be completed later this fall. The 130,000-square-foot facility, located on 5.9 acres in the Rolling Crossroads Professional Park, will have eight courtrooms. Convenient and free on-site parking is provided in an adjacent 425-vehicle parking garage. Additionally, the courthouse is accessible to commuters via the Maryland Transit Authority (MTA) bus lines. For more information regarding bus routes and schedules, please visit the MTA website at https://www.mta.maryland.gov/schedule or call the MTA at 410-539-5000.
“The completion of the new Catonsville District Courthouse could not come at a better time,” said Baltimore County District Court Administrative Judge Dorothy Wilson. “The Judiciary is committed to providing a secure environment for people to have their cases heard and will do its best to make this a smooth transition for all involved.”
Baltimore County has three District Court locations (Catonsville, Essex, and Towson). During Towson District Courthouse’s temporary closure and the transfer of court operations to the new Catonsville District Courthouse, the current Catonsville District Courthouse, located at 900 Walker Avenue in Catonsville, will remain open and fully operational.
The system repairs that require the closure of the Towson District Courthouse are expected to take up to six months. Upon completion, Towson staff and court services will move back to the Towson District Courthouse and resume normal operations.
The general public can email the court with questions, comments, and concerns about the temporary relocation to firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to courthouse signage, FAQ sheets and transportation guides will be made available at all Baltimore County District Courthouses. You can also find more information online at https://mdcourts.gov/district/about/move.
For more updates on the courthouse move, follow the Maryland Judiciary on Twitter.