District Court of Maryland is committed to making as many
forms available on our web site as possible, in either
downloadable or fillable format. However, the process of
converting and posting forms will take time, and some forms
will not be available online due to their complexity. For
a list of all District Court forms and fine schedules available
to the public and the date the form was last revised, click
Index. Single copies of forms not available on our
web site may be obtained from the District
Court location nearest you.
forms listed in the index are in Portable Document Format
(PDF). To view and print PDF files, you may need to download
the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.
you are unsure of which form you should use (i.e., filing
for a Protective Order rather than a Peace Order), please
visit the Court's Brochures page,
which includes information on peace and protective orders,
the filing of civil cases, and criminal matters.
To read a PDF with a screen reader or magnifier:
Use the Accessibility Setup Assistant to set up Reader for either a screen magnifier or a screen reader.
Choose Document > Accessibility Setup Assistant, and then select the options you want from each screen of the Setup Assistant.
District Court cannot accept forms via the Internet.
must be submitted to the District Court in person
or by mail.
fees must be included when you submit the
correct number of copies (as noted in the right
hand column) must be submitted to the Court.
copies of most forms are available from a District
Court clerk for free. Additional forms may cost
$.50 each. For information on obtaining forms
in bulk, contact the
2002A Industrial Drive
Annapolis, MD 21401
District Court will not mail forms.
view, complete and print fillable forms you will need the
freely available Adobe Acrobat Reader software installed
on your computer. The Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded
free at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html Acrobat
Reader does not allow you to save your completed, or partially
completed forms to a disk or on your computer. Print
an extra copy for yourself before exiting the form. The
ability to save completed or partially completed forms
is available commercially with the Adobe Acrobat full program
Adobe Acrobat Reader version 5.0 or better is required
for forms to print correctly. If you use an older version
of Reader, printed forms may have items missing.
and Viewing Forms
the mouse cursor over the form name you would like to open.
This is a hyperlink that will open the form in PDF format.
If you do not already have the PDF viewer; a link to the
free download is available on this page.
the fillable form
the form is open, left click in the first field where you
need to type information. Use either the tab key or the
mouse to move to the next field, type in the information,
hit the "tab" key to move to the next field that
will need to be filled in, continue to hit the "tab" key
after each entry to navigate through the fields until the
form is completed. Where possible, the tabs have been organized
to lead you from one field to another in the order in which
each field or box needs to be completed. If at anytime
you want to go to a certain field, you can click in that
field. If a field requires a "checkmark" or "X" you
will need to place the mouse cursor over the field and
left click in the field to have one appear. Hit tab to
continue filling out the form.
You must hit the tab or enter key after the last entry
on the form. If you do not, the entered data may not print.
The fillable pdf does not have a fillable field for an electronic signature as they are not accepted by the court at this time. Your form should be signed and submitted to the court location where you will file your case along with the fees and required number of copies.
cannot save a form using Acrobat Reader. To save an Adobe
PDF form you need to purchase either Adobe Approval or
Adobe Acrobat. See the Adobe site for more details http://www.adobe.com
print a form, you will need to click on the printer icon
from the toolbar that is directly above the form. You will
not be able to print the form from the file menu on the
top of the screen.
Form Revision Notifications
Upon written (email) request, the District Court will send you e-mail notifications alerting you of new or revised District Court forms. If you subscribe to this service, you will be notified of all new/revised District Court forms for use by the public. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of forms, we are unable to customize the notifications for specific forms or case types for each requestor.To subscribe or unsubscribe to this service, click the link below to send an email to District Court Headquarters. Indicate you wish to subscribe/unsubscribe to forms notifications, provide your name, email address, and telephone number and you will be added/deleted from our mailing list.
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entered information from a form
can be reset removing all information by using the "reset
form" button on the bottom of the form. Remember all
data will be lost when you reset the form.
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