Maryland Eviction Information

Information courtesy the Public Justice Center:

As of March 16, 2020, all evictions in Baltimore City have been postponed through March 27, 2020. Any eviction scheduled between now and Friday, March 27 will be rescheduled for some time on or after Monday, March 30. You may not receive notice of the rescheduled eviction date.

Evictions in other jurisdictions outside of Baltimore City may or may not be affected. For more information see: https://mdcourts.gov/coronavirusstayofevictionupdates

All non-emergency court proceedings, including eviction cases in which a judgment has not yet been entered, have been postponed until on or after April 6. You will receive notice from the court about a new trial date. Additional information may be available at: https://mdcourts.gov/coronavirusupdate

Also, Governor Hogan has issued an order that stops entry of a judgment in some (not all) eviction cases, but only if the tenant can prove a substantial loss of income because of the coronavirus: https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Executive-Order-Temp-Evictions-Prohibiting.pdf

Utility cut-offs have also been postponed until May 1, 2020: https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Executive-Order-Prohibit-Termination-of-Residential.pdf

If you are a tenant and a victim of an illegal lockout or illegal eviction in Baltimore City during this crisis please visit the Court Commissioner’s office to press criminal charges:

Baltimore City District Court Commissioner
500 N. Calvert Suite 200
Baltimore MD 21201
410-767-5774

The Fair Housing Action Center of Maryland is open, though all staff are working from home. We are available via our web intake form to answer any questions or provide legal resources, if needed.