How to Navigate the Maryland Judiciary Case Search
Do you need to find a case in the Maryland Courts? We have put together this helpful guide for using the Maryland Judiciary Case Search System.
This website provides public access to the case records of the Maryland Judiciary. Access to these records is governed by Maryland Rules 16-1001 through 16-1011, effective October 1, 2004. Acceptance of the following agreement is required to continue.
The website provides a disclaimer that reads as follows:
In Maryland, laws exist to ensure that state government is open and that the public has access to appropriate records and information in its possession. At the same time, both state and federal laws provide exceptions that serve various needs, including the privacy of individuals.
While much information is made available to the public through this site, some information may be restricted or require registration to obtain. All of the information collected at this site becomes a public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by members of the public, unless an exemption in law exists.
The information available through the Maryland Judiciary Case Search (MDJCS) database may be limited in SCOPE (extent of information available), HISTORY (years of available information), TIME (how quickly information is updated), and RELIABILITY (general accuracy of information).
I. Scope of Information
Information is available on all civil, traffic, and criminal cases in the state. This information includes defendant name, city and state, case number, date of birth, plaintiff name (civil cases only), trial date, charge, and case disposition.
II. Historical Information
All information contained in the MDJCS database originates in the individual counties where the case is filed, and is available for the period that each county has maintained an automated case management system. The amount of historical information may vary by county based on when an automated case management system was deployed in that county and how the system has evolved.
III. Timeliness of Information
MDJCS case data is updated regularly, with these limitations:
i. Information originating or maintained within the Circuit Courts and District Courts of all Maryland counties, is available at the approximate time that it is entered in the records of the court.
IV. Reliability of Information
This site reflects the electronic record of the cases presented and may not always reflect the information maintained within the official case file. The data may not be reliable in the sense that further action may occur in the case that would affect the record.
If you believe information provided is inaccurate, please send written notice to the court where the original record was created or filed. For courthouse locations and contact information, please visit:
Note: Requests for corrections will not be accepted by telephone.
The Maryland Judiciary, its agencies, officers, or employees do not guarantee the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information contained in this system. Users rely on this information at their own risk.
Once you agree to the terms and conditions to the site, you will be presented with the Search Criteria Page.
You will be able to select between:
- Company or Person;
- Enter the Last name, first name and middle name. You don’t have to provide the complete name, usually a part of the last name and first letter of the first name is sufficient.
- Party Type: Attorney, Defendant, Plaintiff, or other;
- Case Type: All case types, civil, criminal, traffic, or civil citation;
- Court System: Both circuit and District Court, Circuit Court only, District Court only;
- County: Select one of the counties in Maryland or leave it blank to search all counties in Maryland.
- Filing Date: If you want to select a range, select a start date and end date or leave blank to search the entire database.
Once you have selected the parameters, click search and the results will appear on the next page.
Once you receive a list, you can search and filter that list by:
- Case Number;
- Date of Birth;
- Party Type;
- Case Type;
- Case Status;
- Filing date; or
- Case caption.
Once you find the case you are looking for, click on the case number and all information that is available will appear for that case.
If you need a lawyer in Maryland, call the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC, at 410-288-2900. We represent clients in Maryland that have the following types of cases:
- Criminal law;
- Traffic tickets;
- Personal injury;
- Car accidents;
- Truck accidents;
- Motorcycle accidents;
- Pedestrian accidents;
- Injury law;
- Medical Malpractice;
- Wills and Estate.