COURT OPERATIONS DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and following all recommended guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Maryland Department of Health.The Bankruptcy Court and the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland have issued orders limiting operations, suspending various proceedings, and extending certain deadlines.

Courthouse Operations / Emergency Matters

Effective November 16, 2020, all in-court hearings and proceedings are suspended, and the Courthouses are closed to the general public with limited exceptions described below. Bankruptcy hearings continue to be held as scheduled via ZoomGov.

Public Intake Open -- The Clerk’s Office intake counters for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland are open, by appointment only, Monday, Wednesday and Friday (except for federal holidays) from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Click here to make an appointment.

The Clerk’s Office also remains open to the public through telephone access and the drop boxes located in the lobby of each courthouse. Drop box hours are 9:00 a.m. until midnight in Baltimore and 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. in Greenbelt. CM/ECF will continue to be available for electronic filings. Any emergency matters, including first day motions as necessary, should be filed consistent with past practice and brought to the attention of the courtroom deputy for the presiding judge or the clerk of court.

Deadlines
As of August 28, 2020, all of the previously extended “filing deadlines” between March 16, 2020 and June 5, 2020 had expired. Please refer to the Court’s Current Operational Status summarizes these prior filing deadline extensions as well as the return to regular “filing deadlines” and the orders below contain additional relevant information:

Additional Operational Information / Orders
For more complete information on the Court’s operations during the Covid-19 pandemic, please refer to the following links: