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Legal Statutes: Maryland

UPDATED April 19, 2017

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Subtitle 2. Venue

back to top § 6-202. Divorce, child custody and support, negligence, and actions against corporations

In addition to the venue provided in § 6-201 or § 6-203, the following actions may be brought in the indicated county:

(1) Divorce -- Where the plaintiff resides;

(2) Annulment -- Where the plaintiff resides or where the marriage ceremony was performed;

(3) Action against a corporation which has no principal place of business in the State -- Where the plaintiff resides;

(4) Replevin or detinue -- Where the property sought to be recovered is located;

(5) Action relating to custody, guardianship, maintenance, or support of a child -- Where the father, alleged father, or mother of the child resides, or where the child resides;

(6) Suit on a bond against a corporate surety -- Where the bond is filed, or where the contract is to be performed;

(7) Action for possession of real property -- Where a portion of the land upon which the action is based is located;

(8) Tort action based on negligence -- Where the cause of action arose;

(9) Attachment on original process -- Where the property is located or where the garnishee resides;

(10) Nondelivery or injury of goods against master or captain of a vessel -- Where the goods are received on board the vessel or where delivery is to be made under the contract;

(11) Action for damages against a nonresident individual -- Any county in the State;

(12) Action against a person who absconds from a county or leaves the State before the statute of limitations has run -- Where the defendant is found;

(13) In a local action in which the defendant cannot be found in the county where the subject matter of the action is located -- In any county in which the venue is proper under § 6-201.

Added by Acts 1973, 1st Sp. Sess., c. 2, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1984, c. 369, § 2; Acts 1985, c. 10, § 3; Acts 1987, c. 633; Acts 1988, c. 6, § 1.