Warning: Scam Alert!
There are people posing to work for the court, demanding money for missed jury duty. Please get as much information as you can and report it to the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Department: 410-228-4141.
Masking is no longer required, however, if you are unvaccinated masking is strongly encouraged in order to protect your safety and the safety of others. Please do not come to the Courthouse if: (1) you have been diagnosed with and remain ill with COVID-19 and are within the applicable quarantine period; or (2) have not been fully vaccinated and are aware of having been exposed to a person infected with COVID-19 and are within the applicable quarantine period; or (3) have been advised by a doctor, hospital or local health department to self-quarantine or have been ordered to quarantine.
If you would like to request a video hearing for your case
, please file your request with the court
as soon as possible to make that request (but no later than 5 business days in advance of your hearing
) containing your hearing information, your email address and your telephone number (Motion for Remote Proceeding or to Appear Remotely Form
). If you have questions, please contact the following: Family or Juvenile case - 410-228-1395; Truancy case - 410-548-7107; or Criminal, Civil, Guardianship or other case type - 410-228-6300. We will try to accommodate all requests if permissible and feasible. Please refer to the Guidelines
for instructions on your remote hearing well in advance. Your request for a remote hearing implies consent
with the Guidelines.