E-filing for Self-Represented Litigants

Important Information About E-filing

E‑filing is not mandatory if you do not have an attorney.

Form for filing confidential documents (Rule 20-201.1)

  • If you register and e-file one time, you MUST, pursuant to Rule 20-106 (a)(3):
    • E-file ALL future documents
    • E-file in ALL future cases
  • Review the statewide MDEC Policies and Procedures before making a decision.
  • You must comply with Rule 20-201.
  • You must have an email address and valid credit card.
  • E-filing is available in all Maryland jurisdictions.
  • E-filing is offered by multiple E-filing service providers. Contact information for certified vendors can be found here.

Important Information About Retrieving Case Records

  • You can view your case record on a public kiosk located in an MDEC courthouse.
  • If you would like to view your case record (including documents) remotely on a computer or device, 1) register to view documents online (see instructions below). You don't have to e-file into the court to access your case record (and documents) remotely. 2) Print and complete the Application for Party Access to MDEC Cases (MDJ-004). The application must contain an original signature and notary seal to confirm your identity. Submit the completed form to the court.

For assistance with e-filing or retrieving court records, email E-Filing support at [email protected] or call us at 410-260-1114.