Judicial Branch - Courts


Circuit Court

Civil & Criminal Jury and Non-Jury Trials; Family & Juvenile Matters


Clerk of the Circuit Court

Manages & Maintains records of cases filed in Circuit Court; Civil Marriages; Marriage & other Licenses; Passport Applications


Orphans' Court

Probate Court; Estates and Guardianship of Minors


Register of Wills

Oversee estate filings; Clerk to the Orphans’ Court; Determine & collect inheritance taxes and probate fees


District Court

Non-jury civil and criminal trials; landlord-tenant actions; traffic offenses; peace orders; domestic violence protection


Court of Special Appeals

Appeals from the Circuit Court


Court of Appeals

Maryland’s highest court; Appeals in cases with unique legal issues