Residential Eviction In Maryland
Information For Tenants
Eviction is a complicated process, and the COVID pandemic has made it even more difficult to understand the eviction process, your rights, and your responsibilities. This information is designed to help you, the tenant,
understand some basic information about residential evictions in Maryland:
Can I be evicted?
Yes, evictions may take place. The statewide pause on
evictions was lifted on July 25, 2020. There are some
limitations listed on the reverse side of this flier.
Are the courts holding hearings on new eviction cases?
Yes, Starting April 26, 2021, the Maryland Courts moved to Phase V of the reopening plan. During Phase V, courts will continue holding hearings in eviction cases. Cases which were pending may proceed to a hearing. The court will set hearings on newly filed cases.
What happens in cases that already had a hearing?
Cases where a hearing has already been held and judgment entered in favor of the landlord can proceed to eviction. The landlord may file a Warrant of Restitution. The court will consider Warrants of Restitution on a case by case basis.