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. 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.

For more complete information, please refer to the Current Administrative / Standing Orders and other Notices issued by the Bankruptcy Court and the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, linked below:

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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November 2, 2011 - Admin Order 11-04

Local Bankruptcy Rule 7012-1 Core or Non-Core Matters and Consent was amended with Administrative Order 11-04 to add the requirement for all parties in an adversary proceeding to include in their initial pleading a statement as to whether the party consents to entry of final orders or judgments by the Bankruptcy Judge. The rules have been updated on our web site.

September 16, 2011 - Voice Case Information

The Court has partnered with other Bankruptcy Courts and is using a multi-court voice response system for case related information.  The old local service at 410-962-0733 will be discontinued.  The new number is 1-866-222-8029.  Please see this page under Case Information for details on the new service.

August 26, 2011 - Updated Local Rules

The Local Rules for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of Maryland have been updated.

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