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How to File a Civil Action

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.

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.

Baltimore Division
101 W. Lombard St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 962-2600

Greenbelt Division
6500 Cherrywood Lane
Greenbelt, MD 20770
(301) 344-0660

Additional forms for self-represented parties are also available on our website.


Nothing in these links or tutorials should be viewed as legal advice.