Maryland Judiciary Order- Courts Going Back to Phase II of Reopening Plan

Posted By: Aaron Greenfield Member Outreach ,

On Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving, the Maryland Judiciary announced a return to Phase II of its reopening plan to respond to the surge in COVID-19 cases in Maryland. Read the full order here


Beginning today and through Friday, January 15, 2021, the District Court of Maryland will only handle the following landlord-tenant matters:

  • rent escrow actions, provided local inspection practices are capable of being conducted
  • emergency breach of lease involving threats or injury to people or property and associated warrants of restitution
  •  emergency wrongful detainer actions and associated warrants of restitution
  • emergency tenant holding over actions and associated warrants of restitution
  • processing of warrants of restitution for failure to pay rent actions to begin after July 25, 2020, consistent with the Fifth Amended Administrative Order Lifting the Suspension During the COVID-19 Emergency of Foreclosures, Evictions, and Other Ejectments Involving Residences, filed November 24, 2020


The Court has tolled required deadlines under rules, statutes and court proceedings.  This would include warrants of restitution.  We will provide additional information on this shortly.


We will continue to keep you updated