Courts 
100 W Patrick St
Frederick, MD 21701
Link: State of Maryland Courts page

Judicial functions in Frederick County Maryland fall under the jurisdiction of the State of Maryland.

Circuit Court 
100 W Patrick St
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone:301-600-1976
Link: State of Maryland Courts Page

Generally handles more serious criminal cases, major civil cases, including juvenile and other family law cases such divorce, custody and child support and most cases appealed from the District Court, orphans’ courts and certain administrative agencies. Circuit courts also hear domestic violence cases. Each County and the City of Baltimore has a circuit court. Cases may involve juries or sometimes are heard by a judge only.

District Court 
100 W Patrick St
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone:301-600-2000
Link: State of Maryland Courts page

Most people experience the court system through the District Court. Cases heard here include motor vehicle (traffic) and boating violations and other misdemeanors and specified felonies, domestic violence and peace order petitions, landlord-tenant disputes, small claims and other civil cases involving limited dollar amounts, and replevin (recovery of wrongfully taken or detained goods). Each county and the City of Baltimore has at least one District Court location. A case in the District Court is argued before a judge only: there are no jury trials in District Court.
Staff
Name Title Email Phone
, District Court Commissioner 301-600-2009

Orphans' Court 
100 W Patrick St
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone:301-663-3722
Link: State of Maryland Courts Page

This specialized court handles wills, estates, and other probate matters and limited aspects of guardianship.