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
The Clerk’s office public intake counters are open, by appointment only, Monday through 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. 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:

Court Locations

Greenbelt
6500 Cherrywood Ln - Greenbelt, MD 20770 - Main Tel: 301-344-8018 map
Baltimore
101 W Lombard St Room 8530 - Baltimore, MD 21201 - Main Tel: 410-962-2688
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October 30, 2013 - Changes to Miscellaneous Fee Schedules

The Judicial Conference of the United States approved several changes to the federal court miscellaneous fee schedules effective December 1, 2013. See this memo.

October 16, 2013 - Statement Concerning Potential Shutdown

The Court, after considering its constitutional and statutory duties, determined that it must continue case resolution functions during a lapse of appropriations. Furthermore, due to significant decrease in staff over the past several years, all current chambers and clerk’s office staff members are needed for the Court to perform its constitutional and statutory responsibilities to resolve case disputes. Therefore, all such staff must report to work during a lapse. Based upon this policy and these determinations, the Court entered Administrative Order 13-05 on October 9, 2013.

October 9, 2013 - Administrative Order 13-05

Please see our Registry of Administrative Orders where Administrative Order 13-05 was adopted today - Continued Operation of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland in the Absence of an Appropriation Bill or Continuing Resolution.

December 21, 2012 - Change in Public Hours

Change in Public hours - Effective January 2, 2013, the public hours for the Clerk's office will change. The public hours will be 8:45 am - 4:00 pm.

Dec 13, 2012 - Mobile Site for PACER Case Locator

A mobile web version of the PACER Case Locator, the search tool for locating court records in all district, bankruptcy, and appellate courts is available for iOS devices, such as iPads and iPhones, and Android devices version 2.2 and higher. When using supported mobile devices, users will automatically be redirected to the Mobile PACER Case Locator when visiting pcl.uscourts.gov to search for court records. The Mobile PACER Case Locator can be accessed directly by visiting pcl.uscourts.gov/searchmobile.

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