For the convenience of litigants and counsel, an after hours box is available in the Baltimore and Greenbelt courthouses for filings to be made outside of normal business hours, pursuant to Local Rule 504.2. Filing in the after hours box should not substitute for filing papers during regular business hours. When possible, though, counsel should file any after hours documents electronically through CM/ECF, which is available 24 hours each day. The next business day any filings placed in the box the prior evening will be "date stamped" for the day they were deposited.
Filings may be placed in the after hours box after 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays) until midnight in Baltimore and until 6:00 p.m. in Greenbelt. Filings may be accepted at either courthouse, regardless of where the case is assigned. These hours and the availability of the after hours box may be changed without notice because of security concerns.