Effective June 6, 2022, the District Court of Baltimore County will begin accepting failure to pay rent filings electronically. The use of electronic filing (e-filing) technology will provide a convenient system of filing for landlords and improved notifications for tenants while allowing the courts to provide more robust data reporting on failure to pay rent cases.

All landlords with property in Baltimore County will be eligible to e-file failure to pay rent documents into the court. Landlords and management companies who typically file a large number of complaints at one time will have the ability to electronically file their documents using certified bulk filing service providers. A list of certified providers is available on the Judiciary’s E-filing and Landlord-Tenant webpage.

Initially, Baltimore County will be the only county offering failure to pay rent e-filing for landlords. The remainder of Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC) counties will be scheduled to offer the same service after there is an assessment of the Baltimore County pilot project. After the court has had success with the pilot, e-filing will become mandatory in landlord-tenant cases in all MDEC jurisdictions. Currently, MDEC includes all Maryland jurisdictions with the exception of Prince George’s County and Baltimore City.

Additional details and instructions can be found on Judiciary’s E-filing and Landlord-Tenant webpage.