Calvert County Circuit Court Assignment Office

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  1. The Circuit Court for Calvert County, located in Prince Frederick, Maryland, is part of the Seventh Judicial Circuit, which also includes Charles, Prince George’s and Saint Mary’s Counties. It is a trial court of general jurisdiction, which handles juvenile and family law matters, as well as all major civil cases and serious criminal matters. The circuit court also has appellate jurisdiction over decisions of the district court and certain administrative agencies. In addition, it has full common law and equity powers and jurisdiction in all civil and criminal cases within the county, and all additional powers and jurisdiction conferred by the Constitution and by law, except where, by law, jurisdiction has been limited or conferred upon by another tribunal.

    This website has been created to provide information that will allow you to conduct your business with the court in an expeditious manner.

Calvert County Circuit Court
Courthouse
175 Main Street
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
e-mail: kathy.p.smith@mdcourts.gov

Do NOT send pleadings, papers or any case related correspondence electronically.

Hours of Operation
The office of the Clerk of Circuit Court is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for both counter and phone information.  In addition, staff is generally available for phone inquiries Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Forms of Payment
Cash, check or money order are the only acceptable forms of payment.  We do not accept credit/debit cards.  Marriage Licenses and Marriage Ceremonies are cash only. Obtaining a Passport
As of May 1, 2003, the Circuit Court for Calvert County no longer processes passport applications in Calvert County.  You may try contacting either the Prince Frederick or Dunkirk Post Offices for information regarding obtaining a Passport.  Applications can be downloaded from the U.S. State Department's website.

Circuit Court Clerk's Office
Adoptions
(410) 535-1600 ext. 2268

Business Licenses/Notary/Oaths
(410) 535-1600 ext. 2264

Civil Department
(410) 535-1600 ext. 2404

Criminal Department
(410) 535-1600 ext. 2266

Jury Clerk
(410) 535-1600 ext. 2632

Juvenile
(410) 535-1600 ext. 2237

Paternity/Child Support
(410) 535-1600 ext. 2261

Land Records
(410) 535-1600 ext. 2267

Marriage Licenses
(410) 535-1600 ext. 2269

Kathy P. Smith, Clerk of Court
(410) 535-1660

TTY users call Maryland Relay 711

Judges Chambers
Do NOT attempt to contact the Judges regarding a case before this court.  Judges are prohibited from receiving ex-parte communication.

Marjorie L. Clagett, Administrative Judge
(410) 535-1600 ext. 2262
Law Clerk, ext. 2259

Judge E. Gregory Wells, Associate Judge
(410) 535-1600 ext. 2399
Law Clerk, ext. 2308

Calvert County District Court
(443) 550-6700

Court Related Offices
Assignment Office
(410) 535-1600 ext. 2372

Child Support Enforcement
1-800-332-6347

Domestic Violence
(301) 855-1075

Drug Abuse
(410) 535-5400

Family Law Center
1-800-818-9888

Family Law Hotline
1-800-845-8550

Family Law Reduced Fee Program
1-800-300-1009

Legal Aid
(410) 535-3278

Legal Forms Helpline
1-800-818-9888

Parole and Probation
(443) 550-6780

Public Defender
(443) 550-6800

Register of Wills
(410) 535-1600 ext. 2353

Sexual Assault Hotline
(410) 535-1121

Sheriff's Department
(410) 535-2800

State's Attorney
(410) 535-1600 ext. 2369

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