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.

Courhouse Operations / Emergency Matters
The Clerk’s office remains open to the public through telephone access and the drop boxes located in each courthouse’s lobby. 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.

All in-court proceedings in the Greenbelt Division are temporarily suspended until further order of the Court. All emergency bankruptcy matters arising in the Greenbelt Division shall be heard in Baltimore unless the presiding judge orders otherwise.

Deadlines
“Filing deadlines” that expire between March 16, 2020 and June 5, 2020 have, in most instances, been extended, with certain important exceptions. Please refer to the Court’s Current Operational Status for a summary of the filing deadline extensions as set forth, or explained, in:

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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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.

June 1, 2012

Bankruptcy Judge Nancy V. Alquist has been appointed Chief Judge of the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland, effective June 1, 2012. For more information, see the Order of the District Court.

March 8, 2012 - Local Bankruptcy Rules 3012-2(b)(1) and 3012-2(b)(2) changes.

Local Bankruptcy Rules 3012-2(b)(1) and 3012-2(b)(2) Valuation of Collateral and Avoidance of Nonresidential Liens - Chapter 13 Only have been updated as follows: the terms "residence" and "principal residence" have been replaced by the term "property."

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