Message from Maryland Courts of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera - July 13, 2020
Messge from Maryland Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera - Dated - May 18, 2020
The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is currently impacting the daily operation of the Maryland Judiciary. Maryland courts are currently closed to the public; however, the courts continue to hear certain types of emergencies and other court matters. Most courthouses are operating with essential staff only.
Beginning at 5 p.m., on Friday, June 5, the Maryland courts will begin implementing its reopening plan that guides courts across the state of Maryland as to how they should gradually return to full operations throughout the next several weeks and months.
There are five phases in the plan and each phase will represent an increase in the level of activity within each courthouse and court office. Depending on the current state of COVID-19 throughout Maryland, it may be necessary for a court and/or jurisdiction to adjust phases.
The Judiciary is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and evaluating its ongoing response to this public health emergency. Until further notice, the courts will continue using technology for remote proceedings, either by video or telephone, but please note that this will vary by court location. The general public, members of the media, and attorneys should reference the COVID-19 webpages for the latest information on individual court operations. Court closings related to coronavirus.
- (July 20, 2020) - People Law Library of Maryland - This site is updated daily
- (July 17, 2020) - CARES Act information during Phase III of Maryland Judiciary's ReOpening Plan
- (June 18, 2020) - Notice from the Frederick County courts regarding Rent Cases
- (June 3, 2020) - Communication Regarding Landlord Tenant Actions in District Courts
- (May 1, 2020) - Communication Regarding Moratorium on Evictions under the Federal "Cares Act"
- (April 3, 2020) - Flowchart about eviction during COVID-19 by Maryland Project
- (March 25, 2020) - Suspension During the COVID-19 Emergency Foreclosures, Evictions, and other Ejectments involving Residences
At Maryland Evictions Online we are staying in communications with our contacts at the Courts & Sheriff Departments and we will be filing our cases as soon as the court re-opens. We suggest owners continue to file the causes online with us and once the courts open we will be filing them in the order received.
In the meantime, we have a new "Letter to Tenant" option, we will send out a collection letter on our letter head demanding payment from your tenant, and if the rental payment is not received, the letter informs the tenant that a court action will follow.
If interested in the letter, click here, and it will take you to the form to fill out so we can send the letter. The $50 is for the creating the letter, postage & handling any correspondence with your tenant.