The Clerk's Office has developed detailed instructions for filing a civil action on your own behalf. After reviewing these directions, the following links will walk you through the process of completing the four items required for filing a civil action.
- Civil Cover Sheet (JS 44)
- Filing Fee or an Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis
Before filing any document, please omit any sensitive information. Refer to page 3 of the Instructions for Filing a Civil Action on Your Own Behalf.
After completing these materials, either bring or mail them to the Baltimore or Greenbelt Clerk's Office.
101 W. Lombard St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
6500 Cherrywood Lane
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Additional forms for self-represented parties are also available on our website.