Law and Equity Division

The Circuit Court for Prince George's County Welcomes All - A Fair Forum for Justice

The Honorable Marilynn M. Bland
Clerk of the Circuit Court

Physical Address:

Clerk of the Circuit Court
Courthouse, Room D1021
14735 Main Street
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772

Mailing Address:

Clerk of the Circuit Court
Courthouse, 14735 Main Street, D1021
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772

Telephone:

301-952-5000 (Civil Law & Equity Cases)
301-952-4053 (Appeals)
301-952-3399 (Foreclosures)

Hours:

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Case Information or Status is not provided by phone.

The Civil Law and Equity Division accepts and processes various documents concerning Civil Law & Equity cases as well as Liens and Judgments. Any questions regarding legal aspects and the filing of pleadings or motions should be directed to the attorney of record or review the Maryland Rules of Procedures which are provided as a service by Lexis and Westlaw. Please go to http://www.lawlib.state.md.us/westlawpublic.html for questions regarding procedural matters or filing fees associated with a particular civil domestic action can be directed to the Clerk's Office, Civil Law and Equity Division.

Civil Law and Equity cases filed in Circuit Court, may include:

  • With certain exceptions, matters which involve a claim for damages in excess of $30,000.00. Concurrent jurisdiction is shared with the District Court in matters which involve a claim for an amount between $5,000.00 and $30,000.00.
  • All matters in which a jury trial is permitted and requested.
  • Matters which involve civil law & equity, Sale in Lieu of Partition, foreclosures, mechanics liens, and injunctions.
  • Judicial Review of Administrative Agency decisions
  • Appeals (Civil matters) from the District Court, to include Peace Orders.
  • Appeals to Courts of Appeal. (Case will be forwarded to appropriate court when appeal is noted.)

Other Civil matters filed in Circuit Court include:

  • Liens and Judgments including encumbrances, Federal tax liens, hospital liens, Maryland tax liens, District court liens, civil judgments, and United States District Court judgments are all filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Civil Law and Equity Division.

 

An after-hours depository is available on the ground floor of the Courthouse, Bourne Wing, just outside the Commissioner's entrance, for the filing of documents after the close of business. These filings are retrieved by the Clerk's Office and processed on the next business day.

Generally, Civil Law & Equity records are public information access to on-line case information is available through the Maryland Judiciary Case Search (http://casesearch.courts.state.md.us/inquiry/inquiry-index.jsp). Maryland law prohibits the Clerk's Office staff from rendering any type of legal service or giving legal advice. Staff members are prohibited by law from performing record searches and restricted from any records research other than in the performance of their customary assignments. Questions involving filing fees or general procedural information can be directed to the Clerk's Office. The General Fee schedule for Civil Law & Equity cases is provided on this web site.