December 21, 2020


Government Relations and Public Affairs
187 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, Maryland 21401


Maryland courts, court offices, and administrative offices will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – All courts, court offices, and administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, December 24, 2020; Friday, December 25, 2020; Thursday, December 31, 2020; and Friday, January 1, 2021. This includes the Court of Appeals of Maryland, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, the circuit courts for Baltimore City and the counties, the District Court of Maryland, the orphans’ courts, the offices of the clerks of court, the Administrative Office of the Courts, and the judicial units.

Individuals with hearings scheduled on Thursday, December 24, 2020, or Thursday,
December 31, 2020, will receive a notice from the court regarding their new court date. To view the Maryland Judiciary’s directory of courts, go to

The Maryland court system is currently operating under Phase II of its five-phased progressive reopening plan in response to the surge in COVID-19 cases in Maryland. For more information, visit

The Maryland Judiciary will operate under normal business hours on December 21, 22, 23, and December 28, 29, and 30, 2020.



Terri Charles
Asst. Public Information Officer
[email protected]