Maryland Judiciary Case Search
Maryland Judiciary Casesearch is a website that provides public access to the case records of the Maryland Judiciary. Access to the records is governed by the Maryland Rules on Access to Court Records.
Anyone can access Maryland Judiciary Casesearch by typing in "Maryland Case Search" into your favorite website search engine or going to the website: https://casesearch.courts.state.md.us/casesearch/
In order to access the site, you have to check the I agree statement and click the button "I Agree" after reviewing the following statement:
"In accordance with Federal and State statutes and the Rules Governing the Courts of the State of Maryland or court order, certain records may not be available for public inspection. Common examples of confidential records may include juvenile case records, cases involving trade secrets and records in any case ordered shielded by a judge. Confidential records and information will not be returned in your search results.
The information displayed on this Web Site is generated from computerized records in the custody and control of the Maryland Judiciary and is intended for informational purposes only. The Judiciary provides this information as a public service and makes no warranties, either expressed or implied, regarding its accuracy, reliability, currency, completeness, or suitability for any particular purpose. PLEASE NOTE that this information is NOT intended to be used as an authoritative public record or as a legal document and shall have no legal force or effect.
Additionally, the Judiciary assumes no liability for the improper or illegal use of information obtained from its computerized systems. Attempts to interfere with the operation of the Judiciary's computerized systems or to alter records in the Judiciary's computerized systems is strictly prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution, civil penalties, or disciplinary action where appropriate. In addition, the Judiciary will seek indemnification, including costs and attorneys' fees, for any claims brought in connection with the improper or illegal use of information obtained from its computerized systems."
Cases available to search
You can search for civil cases, including cases involving car accident lawsuits
, child custody
, child support, protection orders. Not all family law cases are available for search including adoption
, juvenile cases or cases that are sealed/shielded.
One can search all of the MDEC counties including: Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore County, Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Queen Anne, Somerset, St. Mary's, Talbot, Washington, Wicomico, and Worcester. *MDEC is Maryland's electronic filing service.
One can also search cases for non-MDEC county for Prince George's and Baltimore City. Perhaps due to being a non-MDEC county, updates for Prince George's County and Baltimore City seem to take a while to be posted.
The easiest way of searching for a case is by entering the Case Number and selecting "Get Case", which will bring up case information, such as the names of the parties, attorneys, days and times of the hearings that have been scheduled and the types of filings entered by the court.
Case search provides a snapshot of what has happened in a case or the upcoming dates scheduled for a case, but does not provide the actual documents, or filings. The data is for general informational purposes and could be inaccurate. The data is not always up to date, but generally provides at least the basic information for a case. If you are a party to the case, or an attorney of the parties, you can obtain the case file from the court.
If you need help reviewing Case search or going over your case, you can contact the legal team of Jerry Williams III, LLC at (410) 415-9333. Happy searching!!