In Maryland, there are limited jurisdiction courts, a general jurisdiction trial court, and two appellate courts. The appellate courts consist of the Court of Special Appeals, and the Court of Appeals.
The limited jurisdiction courts include the District Court and the Orphan’s Court. The District Court is a non-jury court that handles traffic and boating violations, misdemeanors, some felonies, domestic violence, small claims, landlord-tenant disputes, and civil cases up to $30,000. The Orphan’s Court handles wills, estates, and probate cases.
The Circuit Court is the trial court of general jurisdiction. It handles major civil cases, felony criminal cases, and juvenile & family law cases, including divorce, custody, and child support.
Most records you will need can be found by clicking on the resource below titled “Court Records - Statewide Civil, Criminal & Traffic.” We also have resources for U.S. District Court federal civil, criminal, and bankruptcy records; Appellate Court opinions; Register of Wills estate searches; and Prince Georges County probate records.
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|Maryland Court Records |
Maryland statewide District Court and Circuit Court records of civil, criminal, traffic court cases, and civil citations in all counties. This is one of the best free statewide resources for court records in the U.S.
|Appellate Court Opinions |
Maryland Courts index of Court of Appeals and Court of Special Appeals opinions.
|Estate Records | Maryland Judiciary |
Maryland Judiciary database of Maryland District Courts and Baltimore City Circuit Court estate records covering Wills, Trusts, Guardianships, Unprobated Wills, and more.
|Estate Records | Register of Wills |
Maryland Office of Register of Wills Estate Search. Query the database for Wills, regular and judicial estates, foreign proceedings, non-probate transfers, unprobated Wills, Guardianship estates, and more.
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|PACER U.S. District Bankruptcy Pay Site|
U.S. District Court of Maryland Federal bankruptcy records. Includes dockets, and documents. PACER registration required, but the search fees are minimal.
|PACER U.S. District Civil & Criminal Records Pay Site|
Search U.S. District Court of Maryland Federal civil & criminal court records, dockets, and documents. Access requires PACER registration and a small fee for downloaded documents.
|Protective Orders |
Protective orders in Maryland. Search by case number, respondent name, and county of issuance.
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