General Information

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Worcester County Ocean City District Court

Welcome to the District Court of Maryland for Worcester County located in Ocean City, 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: 410-723-6935
TTY users call Maryland RELAY: 711

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The courthouse is located at 6505 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842-7313. No food or drink are permitted in this building. All Entrants into the building must pass through Security and Metal Detectors. For assistance with special needs, contact the court immediately.

From Route 50 proceed east toward Salisbury/Ocean City Exit. Right off 50 to take Route 90 entrance to Ocean City. After crossing bridge, take left at stop light onto Coastal Highway. Stay in left lane t turn at next stop light (65th Street). Well marked - large District Court sign at end of Street. Proceed down street - District Court Building on right.

Bus Information
Coastal Highway Transit Bus

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In front of building. 

District 2 - Worcester County

Phase V- Reopening Plan- 03/07/2022
Phase IV- Reopening Plan- 03/15/2021
Phase II - Reopening Plan - 06/05/2020
Statewide - Issued by the Chief Judge of the District Court
Communication Regarding the CDC Agency Order and Landlord/Tenant Actions - 08/27/2021
Communication Regarding the CDC Agency Order and Landlord/Tenant Actions - 08/04/2021
Communication Regarding the CDC Agency Order and Landlord/Tenant Actions - 06/30/2021
Communication Regarding the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Interim Final Rule Involving the CDC Agency Order and Failure to Pay Rent Landlord Tenant Actions - 04/30/2021
Emergency Rental Assistance Program - 04/30/2021
Communication on CDC Agency Order and Landlord Tenant Actions - 03/30/2021
Fourth Revised Communication Affidavit Judgment in the District Court - 03/12/2021
Communication Regarding District Court Restricted Operations and Landlord/Tenant Actions During Return to Phase IV - 02/26/2021
Communication Regarding the Recently Enacted Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 - Updated 01/29/2021

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