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There is a Circuit Court in each 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 22 judges who are appointed by the Governor and then must stand for election. Judge John W. Debelius III is the County Administrative Judge of Montgomery County Circuit Court and 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. Judge John W. Debelius III is responsible for the administration of justice and the administration of the 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 Government
Judicial Center, 50 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20850
Notice Regarding Building access to the Montgomery County Circuit Court:
The Montgomery County Circuit Court is expanding and as we renovate the court and construct a new annex, please follow our progress at Please follow our progress at Judicial Center Annex website.
Due to construction, the Montgomery County Circuit Court Maryland Avenue entrance to the Judicial Center will be closed to staff and pedestrian traffic for approximately 6 months starting on or about September 10, 2012. Signage will be posted on and around the exterior of the building as well as in the Rockville Core area directing people to enter through the Monroe Street side of the building or the Terrace level entrance from the Executive Office Building.
Almost the entire atrium portion of the Lobby will be blocked from usage, therefore space will be tight and we ask for your indulgence. Again, please pardon our progress and thank you for your patience.
PLEASE ALSO NOTE: All Sheriff's sales and other legal auctions have moved to the Judicial Center's Monroe Street Entrance. Attorney, law enforcement, juror, employee and all other pedestrian access to the Judicial Center will be exclusively through the Monroe Street or Montgomery County Executive Office Building cafeteria entrances.
Hours of Operation/Holiday Schedule
2/11/2011 5:06:51 PM
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