Visiting Intake

The Clerk's office for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland is open to serve the public from 8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding federal holidays). The Court is also open, by telephone, through after-hours Drop Boxes located in the lobbies of the Courthouses, and through the Court's web-based pilot Electronic Document Submission System (EDSS) for parties without an attorney.

Important Information About Visiting the Clerk's Office

  • In the interest of public safety due to the Covid-19 pandemic, any visitors to the Clerk's Office MUST adhere to all applicable safety protocols.
  • Effective September 8, 2021, all persons entering the courthouse must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, or (for an interim period) provide a negative COVID-19 test result from a test administered no more than 72 hours prior.  See this Memorandum regarding the Court's Vaccination Policy for more details.
  • In accordance with the United States District Court’s Standing Order 2020-10, face coverings or face masks are required while in the courthouse.
  • You are prohibited from entering the courthouse if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or told to presume you have COVID-19 by a health professional within the last 14 days, or fall within any of the restricted categories of persons identified in the United States District Court's Amended Standing Order 2021-07.
  • In person service is for case filings and payments only.  You can access public dockets by visiting PACER.
  • Payments are accepted in the form of money order, cashier's check, and cash. 
  • Documents to be filed must be completed in advance, not at the time of your visit to the Clerk's office.
  • You can request copies of documents, including forms for filing. Public terminals are available for up to 30 minutes at a time.  The cost for printing is $0.10 per page if you print from the public terminals, or $0.50 per page if printed by the clerk's office. Please bring small bills or change to pay for copies; while we can make change, exact payments are appreciated.

Alternatives to Visiting the Clerk's Office

  • Electronic Document Submission System (EDSS)

    Documents may be electronically submitted by self-represented parties using our pilot Electronic Document Submission System (EDSS). Self-represented parties are not authorized to submit payments electronically.

  • Drop Boxes

    A physical drop box is available for case filings and payments at the entrance to each courthouse where self-represented parties may deposit and date-stamp papers until midnight in Baltimore and until 6:00 p.m. in Greenbelt. Payments in the form of money order or cashier's check can be placed in the drop box and will be processed within 48 business hours.

  • Telephone Services

    The Clerk's office is available to answer general procedural questions during normal business hours which are, Monday – Friday from 8:45 AM – 4 PM. The general number for Baltimore is 410-962-2688. The general number for Greenbelt is 301-344-8018.

  • For additional after hours information, view this document: AfterHours2020.pdf.