Home Table of Contents

RULE 1-101. APPLICABILITY

West's Annotated Code of MarylandMaryland RulesEffective: July 1, 2020

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 1. General Provisions
Chapter 100. Applicability and Citation
Effective: July 1, 2020
MD Rules, Rule 1-101
RULE 1-101. APPLICABILITY
(a) Title 1. Title 1 applies to all matters in all courts of this State, except the Orphans' Courts and except as otherwise specifically provided.
(b) Title 2. Title 2 applies to civil matters in the circuit courts, except for Juvenile Causes under Title 11 of these Rules and except as otherwise specifically provided or necessarily implied.
(c) Title 3. Title 3 applies to civil matters in the District Court, except as otherwise specifically provided or necessarily implied.
(d) Title 4. Title 4 applies to criminal matters; post conviction procedures; and expungement of records in the District Court and the circuit courts, including records of civil offenses or infractions, except juvenile offenses, under a State or local law enacted as a substitute for a criminal charge.
(e) Title 5. Title 5 applies to all actions in the courts of this State, except as otherwise provided by statute or rule.
(f) Title 6. Title 6 applies to matters in the Orphans' Courts and before the registers of wills relating to the settlement of decedents' estates.
(g) Title 7. Title 7 applies to appellate and other judicial review in the circuit courts.
(h) Title 8. Title 8 applies to appellate review in the Court of Appeals and the Court of Special Appeals.
(i) Title 9. Title 9 applies to proceedings under Code, Family Law Article, Title 5, Subtitles 3 (Guardianship to and Adoption through Local Department), 3A (Private Agency Guardianship and Adoption), and 3B (Independent Adoption); proceedings for termination of parental rights under Code, Family Law Article, Title 5, Subtitle 14; proceedings relating to divorce, annulment, alimony, child support, and child custody and visitation; and proceedings under Code, Family Law Article, Title 4, Subtitle 5 (Domestic Violence).
(j) Title 10. Title 10 applies to fiduciary matters in the courts of this State, except for matters relating to the settlement of decedents' estates governed by Title 6 of these Rules and guardianships governed by Title 9 of these Rules.
(k) Title 11. Title 11 applies to juvenile causes and expungement of juvenile records under Code, Courts Article, Title 3, Subtitles 8 and 8A.
(l) Title 12. Title 12 applies to property actions relating to writs of survey, lis pendens, actions for release of lien instruments, condemnation, mechanics' liens, partition, redemption of ground rents, replevin, detinue, severed mineral interests, and actions to quiet title.
(m) Title 13. Title 13 applies to proceedings relating to estates of assignees and receivers.
(n) Title 14. Title 14 applies to proceedings relating to sales of property.
(o) Title 15. Title 15 applies to special proceedings relating to arbitration, catastrophic health emergencies, contempt, coram nobis, habeas corpus, health claims arbitration, injunctions, judicial releases of individuals confined for mental disorders, mandamus, the Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund, name changes, structured settlement transfers, and wrongful death.
(p) Title 16. Title 16 applies to court administration.
(q) Title 17. Title 17 applies to alternative dispute resolution proceedings in civil actions in the District Court, a circuit court, an orphans' court, and the Court of Special Appeals, except for actions or orders to enforce a contractual agreement to submit a dispute to alternative dispute resolution. Title 17 also applies to collaborative law processes under the Maryland Uniform Collaborative Law Act.
(r) Title 18. Title 18 applies to judges and judicial appointees.
(s) Title 19. Title 19 applies to attorneys.
(t) Title 20. Title 20 applies to electronic filing and case management in the trial and appellate courts of this State as specified in Rule 20-102. Where practicable, Rules 20-101 (f), 20-101 (t), and 20-107 may be applied to the signature of a judge, judicial officer, judicial appointee, or court clerk in proceedings in a county that is not an MDEC County to the same extent they apply in an MDEC County, and (2) Rules 20-403 through 20-406 may be applied in appeals and other proceedings in the Court of Appeals and Court of Special Appeals arising out of a court that is a non-MDEC court to the same extent they apply in matters arising out of a court in an MDEC County.

Credits

[Adopted April 6, 1984, eff. July 1, 1984. Amended March 30, 1993, eff. July 1, 1993; Dec. 15, 1993, eff. July 1, 1994; June 5, 1996, eff. Jan. 1, 1997; Nov. 1, 2001, eff. Jan. 1, 2002; Jan. 8, 2002, eff. Feb. 1, 2002; April 5, 2005, eff. July 1, 2005; June 4, 2007, eff. July 1, 2007; Dec. 4, 2007, eff. Jan. 1, 2008; May 1, 2013, eff. July 1, 2013; Oct. 17, 2013, eff. Jan. 1, 2014; March 2, 2015, eff. July 1, 2015; Dec. 7, 2015, eff. Jan. 1, 2016; June 1, 2016, eff. July 1, 2016; Dec. 13, 2016, eff. Apr. 1, 2017; April 9, 2018, eff. July 1, 2018; Dec. 4, 2018, eff. Jan. 1, 2019; June 17, 2020, eff. July 1, 2020.]
MD Rules, Rule 1-101, MD R GEN Rule 1-101
Current with amendments received through September 30, 2021. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
End of Document