Maryland Circuit Court

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Maryland Circuit Court

The Maryland Circuit Courts are the courts of general jurisdiction in Maryland.


The Maryland Circuit Court "generally handles more serious criminal cases, major civil cases, including juvenile and other family law cases such as divorce, custody and child support". The circuit court also hears most appeals from the Maryland District Court, orphans’ courts and administrative agencies. Circuit Court cases may be before a judge or a jury.[1]

Appeals of Circuit Court decisions go to the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.


There are eight circuits in Maryland. Each county and the City of Baltimore has a circuit court.[1]

Circuit Counties served
Maryland First Circuit Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties
Maryland Second Circuit Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne's and Talbot counties
Maryland Third Circuit Baltimore and Harford Counties
Maryland Fourth Circuit Allegany, Garrett and Washington counties
Maryland Fifth Circuit Anne Arundel, Carroll and Howard counties
Maryland Sixth Circuit Frederick and Montgomery counties
Maryland Seventh Circuit Calvert, Charles, Prince George's and St. Mary's counties
Maryland Eighth Circuit Baltimore City

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