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Jurisdiction

There is a Circuit Court in each Maryland County and Baltimore City. The Circuit Courts of Maryland are divided into eight individual geographical Circuits. The Sixth Judicial Circuit is comprised of Montgomery and Frederick Counties. Montgomery County Circuit Court is located at 50 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20850.

Montgomery County Circuit Court has 24 judges who are appointed by the Governor and then must stand for election. The County Administrative Judge of Montgomery County Circuit Court is also the Administrative Judge for the Sixth Judicial Circuit, which includes Montgomery County and Frederick Counties. The duties of the Circuit and County Administrative Judge fall under Rule 16-101 of the Maryland Rules of Procedure. The Administrative Judge is responsible for the administration of justice and the administration of the Circuit Court and the Sixth Judicial Circuit.

The Circuit Court is a trial court of general jurisdiction. Its jurisdiction is very broad but generally covers major civil cases and more serious criminal matters. The Circuit Court also may decide appeals from the District Court and certain administrative agencies. If a person is entitled to or elects a trial by jury, the Circuit Court is the only court to do so in Montgomery County.

 

 
Montgomery County Circuit Court
50 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20850
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM