Maryland Courts

The Self-Help Center’s phone and live chat services will close at 4:30 p.m. on
Wednesday, November 25 and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, November 30.

District Court Self-Help Resource Center

About the Center

The District Court Self-Help Resource Center provides limited legal services for people who are not represented by an attorney. Limited legal services include help completing forms, answering questions about legal problems, and preparing for your day in court. If you need additional help, we may refer you to mediation, other legal organizations, or the private bar.

We are able to help with the following kinds of cases:

  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Small Claims (claims of $5,000 or less)
  • Consumer matters like car repossessions, debt collection and credit card cases
  • Return of property (replevin and detinue) cases
  • Domestic Violence/Peace Orders (if YWCA is unavailable)

Walk-in Service is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. (We do not take appointments.)
Location/Directions to the Centers at: Glen Burnie & Upper Marlboro

The Maryland Judiciary also has a statewide Maryland Courts Self-Help Center that provides legal help via phone and online chat for a broader range of information. Lawyers will answer questions on a full range of civil case types handled by both Circuit and District Courts. Legal issues include: landlord-tenant; small and large claims; debt collection; return of property; peace and protective orders; family law matters (divorce, custody, child support, guardianship); and shielding and expungement.

More information is also available on our Commonly Used Links page.