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Where to Find Help

UPDATED July 9, 2010

Courthouse Locations


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WomensLaw regrets that these resources have not been updated recently.  However, please note that the legal content on the Know the Laws section is updated annually and the rest of the website is also updated regularly.

Below is a list of courthouses where you can file for a protection order. (If you want to file for custody, divorce, or anything else, you may want to call the courthouse to make sure that the court we have listed is the proper courthouse.)  At the courthouse, the clerk will provide you with the forms that you need to file.  If you need assistance filling out the forms, the clerk may be able to give basic instructions, but the clerk usually cannot help you decide what information to write or give you any sort of advice.  You will also find links to online forms at our MD Download Court Forms page.  For further help, you may want to reach out to a local domestic violence program or a legal services organization. You can find links to both types of organizations on our MD Where to Find Help page.


Baltimore (City of)

Circuit Court
Courthouse East
111 N. Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 333-3722
Phone: (410) 545-7361 (DV Coordinator)

District Court
Southern District, Courtroom at Central Booking Intake Facility (CBIF)
300 E. Madison Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 545-8294
Phone: (800) 939-4523

District Court
501 East Fayette Street (Fayette and Gay Streets)
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 878-8900
Phone: (800) 939-4523

District Court
Borgerding District Court Building
5800 Wabash Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215-3330
Phone: (410) 878-8000
Phone: (800) 939-4523

District Court (*for DV protective orders & peace orders)
Eastside District Court Building
1400 E. North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21213-1400
Phone: (410) 878-8500
Phone: (800) 939-4523
***This is the location to apply for a district court DV protective order or peace order in Baltimore City. If you need to speak with someone, choose the ext. for the criminal or traffic clerk and ask to speak with someone about protective orders or peace orders.

Baltimore (County of)

District Court
900 Walker Avenue
Catonsville, MD 21228-5380
Phone: (410) 512-2500
Phone: (800) 944-1826

District Court
8914 Kelso Drive
Essex, MD 21221-3135
Phone: (410) 512-2300
Phone: (800) 944-1826

Circuit Court
County Courts Building
401 Bosley Avenue
Towson, MD 21204
Phone: (410) 887-2601
Phone: (800) 938-5802

District Court
120 E. Chesapeake Avenue
Towson, MD 21286-5307
Phone: (410) 512-2000
Phone: (800) 944-1826

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