Criminal Department

Telephone Number: 410-228-0481

Criminal Records are open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This office does not perform criminal record checks. Please contact the Maryland State Police Headquarters at 1-888-795-0011.

To request an Expungement, you must

  1. Complete the Petition for Expungement and the General Waiver and Release, if necessary.
  2. File the Petition and required copies.
  3. Pay the filing fees.

Useful Telephone Numbers

Office Phone
Dorchester County District Court 410-901-1420
Dorchester County Parole & Probation 410-901-8460
Dorchester County Public Defender's Office 410-221-2570
Dorchester County Sheriff's Office 410-228-4141
Dorchester County State's Attorney's Office 410-228-3611

Maryland Judiciary Case Search

You can now search cases from Circuit Court and District Court online. The search is available on the Maryland Judiciary Web site ( The records maintained by the Office of the Clerk of Court are available to the public for review. However, the records of juvenile or adoption cases may be restricted.

MD Judiciary
Case Search

Please be advised that the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court is prohibited by law from rendering legal advice.