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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Scam Targets Bankruptcy Filers

The US Courts News has advised that a sophisticated phone scam is targeting bankruptcy filers in several states, using personal information from filings and posing as attorneys to get intended victims to immediately wire money to satisfy a debt. Read the entire article at uscourts.gov.

Bankruptcy Petition Preparers Injunctions

Please click here to access a list of bankruptcy petition preparers who have been enjoined from acting as a bankruptcy petition preparer in the District of Maryland.  The list is also located under the Filing Without An Attorney tab.

Sep 10 - Amended Local Rules with Order 15-02

Administrative Order 15-02 Amending Local Bankruptcy Rule 7012-1 And Appendix F has been posted. Click here for a list of all the Administrative Orders .

Debtor Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing (DeBN)

Attention Debtors:  Request to receive your orders and court-generated notices by email! It's FAST, FREE, and CONVENIENT! Click here to learn more

Apr 21 - Fee Increases Effective June 1, 2014

The Judicial Conference of the United States recently approved several changes to the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule (28 U.S.C. § 1930). The changes effective June 1, 2014

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