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How Do I View & Copy Case Files & Exhibits?

Central Files

    LOCATION:  North Tower, 1st Floor, Rm 1100

    HOURS:  Monday- Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm

    PHONE:  240-777-9430

Exhibits/Reproduction

    LOCATION:  North Tower, 1st Floor, Rm 1400

    HOURS:  Monday- Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm

    PHONE:  240-777-9431

All Montgomery County Circuit Court files are open to the public except those that have been sealed by court order. Summary information about cases may be found on Maryland Judiciary's online Case Search.

Central Files houses and protects all civil, criminal, and family files (except the most recent criminal files, which are located in the Criminal Department (North Tower, 1st Floor, Rm 1260)). You must present the Circuit Court case number when requesting a court file. The case number is usually a 4-6 digit number followed by a D (District Court Appeal), C (Criminal), V (Civil), or FL (Family Law). Access Maryland Judiciary's online Case Search to locate a case number. Individual and corporation indexes from 1967-present are also located in the Central Files Office.

You can request copies of papers in files from the Exhibit/Reproduction Room. The fee for copying papers is $.50 per page. All civil and family case exhibits are also housed in this office. Exhibits are open to the public except for cases sealed by court order. You will also need the Circuit Court case number to request an exhibit.

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