General Information

Dorchester County District Court

Welcome to the District Court of Maryland for Dorchester County located in Cambridge, 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. Gerald V. Purnell
​​​​​Administrative Judge
M. Carol Llewellyn-Jones
​​​​​Administrative Clerk
Megan Howell
​​​​​Administrative Commissioner

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General Information: 410-901-1420  | Toll-Free Number (In-state only): 1-800-939-2872
TTY users call Maryland RELAY: 711

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The courthouse is located at 310 Gay Street Cambridge, MD 21613-1898. For assistance with special needs, contact the court immediately.

From Route 50 East, cross Frederick Malkus bridge, turn right at first light onto Maryland Ave. Cross Cambridge Creek Bridge. court is after first light.

Bus Information
Delmarva Community Transit Buses, Bus F

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Lot available; turn left at rear of building.

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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