General Information

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Baltimore County Essex District Court

Welcome to the District Court of Maryland for Baltimore County located in Essex, MD.

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. Dorothy J. Wilson
​​​​​Administrative Judge
Maria Fields
​​​​​Administrative Clerk
Whitney Wisniewski
​​​​​Administrative Commissioner
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General Information: 410-512-2300 | Toll-free (In-state only): 1-800-944-1826
TTY users call Maryland RELAY: 711

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The courthouse is located at 8914 Kelso Drive, Essex, MD 21221-3121No food or drink are permitted in this building. For assistance with special needs, contact the court immediately.

Route 695 to exit 35, Pulaski Highway. East on Pulaski Hwy. for 1 mile. Right turn on Martin Blvd. Court is located on right side at intersection of Kelso Drive and Martin Blvd.

Bus Information 
MTA Buses, Number 4

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Free parking on site.

District 8 - Baltimore County

Return to Phase V - 03/02/2022

Return to Phase III - Baltimore County Information - 12/29/21
Phase V Baltimore County Information - 04/26/2021
Phase IV Baltimore County Information - 03/15/2021
Phase V Baltimore County Information - 10/05/20
Baltimore County District Court Reopening Plan -10/05/20
Baltimore County District Court Phase IV Information - 08/31/2020
Phase IV - Reopening Plan - 08/31/2020
Phase III - Reopening Plan - 07/20/2020
Phase III - Baltimore County Information - 07/20/2020
Phase II - Reopening Plan - 06/12/2020
Phase II - Reopening Plan - 06/09/2020
Order to Reopen "Old" Catonsville District Court Location - 06/09/2020
Order to Rescind the Order of April 7th, 2020 on the Stay of Residential Evictions - 06/09/2020
Phase II - Reopening Plan - 06/05/2020
Baltimore County - Order on the Stay of Residential Evictions - 04/07/2020
Baltimore County Remote Guideline Hearings - 03/26/2021
Baltimore County Civil Pretrial Conference Procedures - 03/26/2021
Order to Close "Old" Catonsville District Court Location - 03/23/2020
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 Action - 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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