General Information

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Welcome to the District Court of Maryland for Baltimore City located on E. North Avenue.

The District Court hears landlord/tenant cases, replevin actions, traffic violations, criminal cases classified as misdemeanors and certain felonies, and civil cases in the amount of $30,000 or less. The District Court does not conduct jury trials.

Hon. Geoffrey G. Hengerer
​​​​​Administrative Judge
Mary J. Abrams
​​​​​Administrative Clerk
Linda Lewis
​​​​​Administrative Commissioner
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General Information: 410-878-8500 | Toll-free (In-state only): 1-800-939-4523
TTY users call Maryland RELAY: 711

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The courthouse is located at 1400 E. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21213-1407. For assistance with special needs, contact the court immediately.

Take I-695 to 83 South (Jones Falls Expressway). Exit left on North Ave. Proceed east on North Ave. Court is located on left side, at intersection of North Ave. & Harford Rd.

Take I-95 to exit 53. Take Martin Luther King. Make left turn onto Howard St. Make right turn onto North Ave.

Downtown Baltimore
From downtown Baltimore, turn left onto S. Howard St. S. Howard St. becomes 1-395 S. Merge onto I-95 N. toward New York. Take the MD.- 2 S./ Hanover St. exit - exit number 54. Turn slight right onto MD.- 2/ S. Hanover Street. Continue to follow MD. - 2 S. Turn left onto E. Patapsco Avenue, proceed for approx. 0.49 miles, the courthouse will be on the left.

Bus Information 
From downtown use MTA Bus 19; from East Baltimore, use MTA Bus 13.

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Adjacent to building.

District 1- Baltimore City

Phase V Plan of Operations- 03/07/22
Administrative Order - Return to Phase V - 03/03/2022
Phase III Update - 01/14/2022
Return to Phase III- Updated 01/12/2022
Return To Phase III- Updated 01/04/2022
Return to Phase III - 12/29/2021
Phase V - Protocol Update - 09/01/2021
Administrative Order - 06/24/2021
Administrative Order - 06/01/2021
Phase V - Reopening Plan - 04/29/2021
Return to Phase IV - Baltimore City Protocols - 03/15/2021
Return to Phase III - Reopening Plan - 11/16/2020
Phase IV - Reopening Plan - 08/26/2020
Phase III - Reopening Plan - 07/17/2020
COVID-19 Screening Form - 07/17/2020
Phase II - Reopening Plan - 06/05/2020
Baltimore City - COVID Protocols - 04/20/2020
Baltimore City - Order Extending the Stay of Evictions as a result of COVID-19- 03/30/2020
Statewide - Issued by the Chief Judge of the District Court
Communication Regarding the CDC Agency Order and Landlord/Tenant Actions - 08/27/2021
Communication Regarding the CDC Agency Order and Landlord/Tenant Actions - 08/04/2021
Communication Regarding the CDC Agency Order and Landlord/Tenant Actions - 06/30/2021
Communication Regarding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Interim Final Rule Involving the CDC Agency Order and Failure to Pay Rent Landlord Tenant Actions - 04/30/2021
Emergency Rental Assistance Program  - 04/30/2021
Communication on CDC Agency Order and Landlord Tenant Actions - 03/30/2021
Fourth Revised Communication Affidavit Judgment in the District Court - 03/12/2021
Communication Regarding District Court Restricted Operations and Landlord/Tenant Actions During Return to Phase IV - 02/26/2021
Communication Regarding the Recently Enacted Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 - Updated 01/29/2021

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