Visiting the Courthouse

The Calvert County Courthouse is located at 175 Main Street, Prince Fredrick, Maryland, and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Free parking is available on Main Street and in several public parking lots within walking distance of the courthouse.  For a map and directions, click here.

Phone Directory for the Circuit Court for Calvert County (PDF)

All persons entering the courthouse must submit to security screening for the purpose of detecting weapons and contraband.  Such searches may include the use of electronic or other specialized equipment or manual searches, as deemed appropriate by court security.  In addition, all briefcases, packages, bags, purses, wallets, cell phones, electronic devices and other personal belongings will be scanned by an x-ray machine and may be manually inspected.  The following items may not be brought into the courthouse:
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Mace or similar sprays
  • Radios
  • Food or beverages

Electronic Devices


Cell phones and other electronic devices are permitted in the courthouse; however, all devices must be turned off in courtrooms.

Weapons & Contraband


The Courthouse policy on weapons, contraband and related Matters can be found here (PDF).

Closings/Delays


For information concerning closings and delays due to weather conditions or other emergency situations, you may do one of the following:
  • Call the Courthouse (410) 535-1600
  • Tune in to any Washington, D.C. or Baltimore area television station
  • Access the Maryland Judiciary Website  

Assistance with Special Needs



Physical Accommodation


To ensure compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), the courts have designated ADA Coordinators for their facilities and services. If you have questions or need assistance, contact the appropriate ADA Coordinator

Interpreters


The Maryland Judiciary provides court interpreters for hearings and proceedings conducted in court, as well as certain court-related services and events, at no cost, for individuals who are parties or witnesses in civil, criminal, and juvenile proceedings.

Maryland Court Interpreter Program


The Maryland Court Interpreter Program created the following brochures to assist LEP (Limited English Proficient) individuals and their representatives:

Spoken Language


To request a spoken language interpreter for a court appearance, please submit a Request for Spoken Language Interpreter  (Form CC-DC-041) to the Clerk’s Office for the Circuit Court of Calvert County.  The request for an interpreter for your hearing should be submitted to the court thirty (30) days prior to the court date, if possible.  

Sign Language


If requesting a sign language interpreter, complete the Request for Accommodation for Person with Disability (Form CC-DC-049).  Please submit the completed form to the Clerk’s Office for the Circuit Court of Calvert County not less than thirty (30) days before the proceeding for which the accommodation is requested.

Please see the Maryland Court Interpreter Program site for additional information.