Where can I find Court Records or Judgments/Liens online?
CaseSearch provides internet access to information from Maryland case records as described in the Maryland Rules on Access to Court Records (Rules 16-1001 through 16-1011). In January 2006, CaseSearch was introduced to satisfy information requests commonly received in the court clerks' offices. This information includes names of parties, city and state, case number, date of birth, trial date, charge, and case disposition. CaseSearch includes detailed case information for all Maryland Circuit and District Court Case Management Systems. CaseSearch is not the official court record. Non-public or otherwise confidential information should not be available on CaseSearch. CaseSearch should not be used for criminal background checks. Background checks should be conducted through the Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) of the Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services, which maintains Maryland's fingerprint-supported criminal identification records and criminal history record information. To learn more, see Background Checks on the Department's website.
A Judgment is a decision by a court of law that may include ordering someone to pay a certain amount of money. A Lien is an encumbrance on one person's property to secure a debt the property owner owes to another person. Indexed information such as defendant/plaintiff name, disposition of case, original date, status date, indexed date, etc., is available on CaseSearch. However, not all courts may be available.
For more information about CaseSearch, please go to: CaseSearch.
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