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Where to Find Help

UPDATED July 9, 2010

Courthouse Locations

Maryland

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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.

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Allegany

Circuit Court
30 Washington Street
Cumberland, MD 21502
Phone: (301) 777-5923
Phone: (800) 988-9087
Web: http://www.courts.state.md.us/clerks/allegany/index.html

District Court
Allegany County Office Building
123 South Liberty Street, 2nd Floor
Cumberland, MD 21502-3005
Phone: (301) 723-3100
Phone: (800) 946-3952

Anne Arundel

Circuit Court
Court House
7 Church Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401-0071
Phone: (410) 222-1431
Phone: (888) 246-0615
Web: http://www.circuitcourt.org/home-mainmenu-1
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 71

District Court
Robert F. Sweeney Building
251 Rowe Boulevard
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: (410) 260-1370
Phone: (800) 944-2688

District Court
George Taylor Multi-Service Ctr
7500 Gov. Ritchie Highway
Glen Burnie, MD 21061-3756
Phone: (410) 260-1800
Phone: (800) 944-2688

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)

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

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

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

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

Calvert

Circuit Court
Calvert County Courthouse
175 Main Street
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Phone: (410) 535-1600, ext. 2268
Web: http://www.courts.state.md.us/clerks/calvert/index.html

District Court
200 Duke Street
Prince Frederick, MD 20678-4136
Phone: (443) 550-6700
Phone: (800) 941-3375

Caroline

Circuit Court
Court House
109 Market Street
Denton, MD 21629
Phone: (410) 479-1811, ext. 18

District Court
207 S. Third Street
Denton, MD 21629-1229
Phone: (410) 819-4600
Phone: (800) 940-4968

Carroll

Circuit Court
55 N. Court Street
Westminster, MD 21157
Phone: (410) 386-2326
Web: http://www.mdcourts.gov/clerks/carroll/index.html

District Court
Carroll Courthouse Annex
101N. Court Street
Westminster, MD 21157
Phone: (410) 871-3500
Phone: (800) 943-9396

Cecil

Circuit Court
129 E. Main Street
Elkton, MD 21921
Phone: (410) 996-5377
Web: http://www.mdcourts.gov/clerks/cecil/index.html
Suite 112, Civil Equity for a protective order

District Court
170 E. Main Street
Elkton, MD 21921-5943
Phone: (410) 996-2700
Phone: (800) 941-0408

Charles

Circuit Court
200 Charles Street
P.O Box 970
LaPlata, MD 20646
Phone: (301) 932-3201
Phone: (301) 870-2659

District Court
200 Charles Street
P.O. Box 3070
La Plata, MD 20646-3070
Phone: (301) 932-3300
Phone: (800) 941-3463

Dorchester

Circuit Court
206 High Street
P.O. Box 150
Cambridge, MD 21613
Phone: (410) 228-0481

District Court
310 Gay Street
Cambridge, MD 21613-1813
Phone: (410) 901-1420
Phone: (800) 939-2872
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 547

Frederick

Circuit Court
100 West Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: (301) 694-1976

District Court
100 W. Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: (301) 694-2000
Phone: (301) 600-2008 (Civil Division)

Garrett

Circuit Court
203 S. 4th Street, Room 109
P.O. Box 447
Oakland, MD 21550
Phone: (301) 334-1937
Phone: (301) 334-1987 (DV cases)

District Court
205 South Third Street
Oakland, MD 21550-1526
Phone: (301) 334-8020
Phone: (800) 947-1029

Harford

Circuit Court
20 W. Courtland Street
Bel Air, MD 21014
Phone: (410) 879-2000
Phone: (410) 638-3426
Web: http://www.mdcourts.gov/clerks/harford/index.html

District Court
2 South Bond Street
Bel Air, MD 21014-3737
Phone: (410) 836-4545
Phone: (800) 943-6344

Howard

Circuit Court
8360 Court Avenue
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone: (410) 313-2111
Phone: (410) 313-3844 (Civil Department)

District Court
3451 Courthouse Drive
Ellicott City, MD 21043-4377
Phone: (410) 480-7702
Phone: (800) 944-8107

Kent

Circuit Court
103 N. Cross Street
Chestertown, MD 21620
Phone: (410) 778-7460
Phone: (800) 989-2520
Web: http://www.courts.state.md.us/clerks/kent/index.html

District Court
103 N. Cross Street
Chestertown, MD 21620-1511
Phone: (410) 810-3360
Phone: (800) 941-3347

Montgomery

Circuit Court
Montgomery County Judicial Center
50 Maryland Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (240) 777-9400
You may go to the Family Justice Center located at 600 Jefferson Plaza, Rockville, MD 20852 for help filing for a protective order in the Circuit or District Courts of Montgomery county. Their phone number is: (240) 773-0444.

District Court
8552 Second Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3405
Phone: (301) 563-8500
Phone: (866) 873-9785

District Court
27 Court House Square
Rockville, MD 20850-2325
Phone: (301) 279-1500
Phone: (800) 944-1341

Prince george's

Circuit Court
Court House
14735 Main Street
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Phone: (301) 952-3318
Phone: (301) 952-3323 (for protective orders)

District Court
4990 Rhode Island Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20781
Phone: (301) 699-2766
Phone: (800) 943-8853

District Court
14735 Main Street
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Phone: (301) 952-4080
Phone: (800) 943-8853
Mailing Address: 14735 Main Street, Suite 173B

Queen anne's

Circuit Court
100 Courthouse Sq.
Centreville, MD 21617
Phone: (410) 758-1773
Phone: (800) 987-7591
Web: http://www.mdcourts.gov/clerks/queenannes/index.html

District Court
120 Broadway
Centreville, MD 21617-1092
Phone: (410) 819-4000
Phone: (800) 941-3403

Somerset

Circuit Court
30512 Prince William Street
Princess Anne, MD 21853
Phone: (410) 845-4840
Phone: (800) 341-2206
Web: http://www.mdcourts.gov/clerks/somerset/

District Court
12155 Elm Street, Ste C
Princess Anne, MD 21853-1358
Phone: (410) 845-4700

St. mary's

Circuit Court
41605 Courthouse Drive
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Phone: (301) 475-7844, ext. 4562
Web: http://www.mdcourts.gov/clerks/stmarys/index.html

District Court
c/o Carter State Office Building
23110 Leonard Hall Drive
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Phone: (301) 880-2700
Phone: (800) 943-0091

Talbot

Circuit Court
Court House
11 N. Washington Street
Easton, MD 21601
Phone: (410) 822-2611
Phone: (800) 339-3403
Fax: (410) 820-8168
Web: http://www.mdcourts.gov/clerks/talbot/index.html

District Court
108 W. Dover Street
Easton, MD 21601
Phone: (410) 819-5850
Phone: (800) 941-2195

Washington

Circuit Court
Court House
24 Summit Ave.
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Phone: (301) 773-8660
Web: http://www.mdcourts.gov/clerks/washington/index.html
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 229, Hagerstown, MD 21741

District Court
36 W. Antietam Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Phone: (240) 420-4600
Phone: (800) 945-1406

Wicomico

Circuit Court
101 North Division Street
Courthouse, Room 105
Salisbury, MD 21801
Phone: (410) 543-6551, ext. 207
Web: http://www.mdcourts.gov/clerks/wicomico/index.html
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 198, Salisbury, MD 21803-0198

District Court
201 Baptist Street
Salisbury, MD 21801
Phone: (410) 713-3500
Phone: (800) 940-3267

Worcester

Circuit Court
Court House, Room 104
One W. Market Street
Snow Hill, MD 21863
Phone: (410) 632-5500
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 40

District Court
6505 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842
Phone: (410) 723-6935

District Court
301 Commerce Street
Snow Hill, MD 21863
Phone: (410) 219-7830
Phone: (800) 941-0282

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