General Information

Baltimore County Essex District Court

Welcome to the District Court of Maryland for Baltimore County located in Essex, MD.

The District Court hears landlord/tenant cases, replevin actions, traffic violations, criminal cases classified as misdemeanors and certain felonies, and civil cases in the amount of $30,000 or less. The District Court does not conduct jury trials.

Hon. Dorothy J. Wilson
​​​​​Administrative Judge
Maria Fields
​​​​​Administrative Clerk
Whitney Wisniewski
​​​​​Administrative Commissioner
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General Information: 410-512-2300 | Toll-free (In-state only): 1-800-944-1826
TTY users call Maryland RELAY: 711

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The courthouse is located at 8914 Kelso Drive, Essex, MD 21221-3121No food or drink are permitted in this building. For assistance with special needs, contact the court immediately.

Route 695 to exit 35, Pulaski Highway. East on Pulaski Hwy. for 1 mile. Right turn on Martin Blvd. Court is located on right side at intersection of Kelso Drive and Martin Blvd.

Bus Information 
MTA Buses, Number 4

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Free parking on site.

On April 4, 2022, the Maryland Judiciary returned to normal operations exiting the
five-phased COVID-19 resumption of operations plan.


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