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 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.

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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Amendments to Local Bankruptcy Rules– Effective December 1, 2019

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland has approved amendments to the Court’s Local Bankruptcy Rules effective December 1, 2019. To view the Administrative Order implementing the amendments, a summary of the changes, and a redlined copy of the amended rules and forms, please click here.

Reappointments of Chief Judge Wendelin I. Lipp and Judge Thomas J. Catliota

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has reappointed Chief Judge Wendelin I. Lipp and Judge Thomas J. Catliota to serve additional terms of office for 14 years beginning on April 3, 2020.

Appointment of Chapter 13 Trustee in Baltimore

Please click here for the Office of United States Trustee announcement.

Appointment of Chapter 7 Trustees in Baltimore

Please click here for the Office of United States Trustee announcement.

Notice of Revised Dollar Amounts in Specific Forms and Local Bankruptcy Rule Appendix F

Automatic adjustments of certain dollar amounts in the Bankruptcy Code, Title 28, United States Code and Official and Director’s Bankruptcy Forms will be effective April 1, 2019. Click here to view the adjustments.

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland will adjust the dollar amounts in Appendix F to the Local Bankruptcy Rules, Chapter 13 Debtor’s Counsel Responsibilities and Fees, effective April 1, 2019. The three-year adjustment of 6.218% reflects the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers as published in the Federal Register on February 12, 2019. Click here to view a redlined version of Exhibit F, with the adjusted dollar amounts.

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