General Information

Click here for the local COVID-19 related orders and policies issued by this court.
Baltimore City Fayette District Court

Welcome to the District Court of Maryland for Baltimore City located on East Fayette Street.

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
contact header

General Information: 410-878-8900 | Toll-free (In-state only): 1-800-939-4523
TTY users call Maryland RELAY: 711

directions header

The courthouse is located at 501 East Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21202-4013. For assistance with special needs, contact the court immediately.

Take I-695 to 83 South (Jones Falls Expressway-right). Exit on Fayette St. Court is on left side, next to police headquarters.

Bus Information 
MTA Buses, numbers 5, 6, 8, 19, 20, 36, 150, 160, 310 have bus stops nearby.
Metro and Light Rail Information: The Metro Subway Shot Tower Station is located on East Baltimore Street and from there you can transfer to MTA bus 20 to the Courthouse.

parking header

Available on street or in fee garages nearby.

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
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

Back to District Court Locations Directory