Court Locations

6500 Cherrywood Ln - Greenbelt, MD 20770 - Main Tel: 301-344-8018 map
101 W Lombard St Room 8530 - Baltimore, MD 21201 - Main Tel: 410-962-2688

Notice of Bankruptcy Court Closure -- December 25 and 26

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland will be closed for business in both divisions on Monday, December 25, 2017 for Christmas and on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. These days will be treated as "legal holidays" for purposes of B.R. 9006 and Fed. R. Civ. P. 6. The after hours drop box for the Greenbelt Division will not be available on either of these days; however, the after hours drop box for the Baltimore Division, 101 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 will be available on December 26. Electronic filing through CM/ECF will remain available on both days the court is closed.

Amendments to Local Bankruptcy Rules and Forms – Effective December 1, 2017

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland has approved, effective December 1, 2017, amendments to Local Bankruptcy Rules 3012-1, 3012-2, 3015-1, 3015-2, 3015-4, 4001-3, and 4003-2; Local Forms H, L, M (Chapter 13 Plan), M-1, and M-2; and Appendix F to the Local Bankruptcy Rules. To view the Administrative Order implementing the amendments and a redlined copy of the amended rules and forms, please click here. To view a clean version of the rules and forms, and Foreword from Chief Judge Nancy V. Alquist, please click here.

New and Amended Bankruptcy Rules and Official Bankruptcy Forms -- Effective December 1, 2017

Amendments to Bankruptcy Rules 2002, 3002, 3007, 3012, 3015, 3015.1 (new), 4003, 5009, 7001 and 9009 are effective December 1, 2017. The text of the new and amended rules and accompanying committee notes can be viewed here. In addition, new or amended Official Bankruptcy Forms 101, 113, 309F-I, 425A-C, and 426 are effective December 1, 2017. The new and amended Official Forms can be viewed here.

Training on New Chapter 13 Form Plan and Related Procedures

The Chapter 13 Trustees will present five training sessions detailing the changes to the district’s form Chapter 13 Plan and reviewing other pertinent changes to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure and Local Bankruptcy Rules that will take effect on December 1, 2017. For more details and registration information, please click here.

Salisbury Courtroom Renovations

From November 17, 2017 through April 23, 2018, the courtroom at the Toulson Federal Building in Salisbury, MD will be undergoing extensive renovation. During this time only, all bankruptcy court hearings will be temporarily relocated to the Circuit Court for Wicomico County, 101 North Division Street, Courtroom 3, in Salisbury, MD. Click here for more detailed information.