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RULE 16-403. HOURS

West's Annotated Code of MarylandMaryland RulesEffective: April 1, 2023

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 16. Court Administration
Chapter 400. Circuit Courts--Clerks' Offices
Effective: April 1, 2023
MD Rules, Rule 16-403
RULE 16-403. HOURS
(a) Generally. Except as provided in section (b) of this Rule, the office of each clerk of a circuit court shall be open to the public throughout the year for the transaction of all business of the court from at least 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday of each week, except:
(1) on days designated pursuant to State law for the observance of legal holidays by State employees; or
(2) on days when the court is closed because of an emergency, inclement weather, or other good cause by order of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the County Administrative Judge, or the Circuit Administrative Judge for the judicial circuit.
(b) Public or Catastrophic Health Emergency. The clerk's office shall be open on each day that the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court orders the court to be open pursuant to Rule 16-201 (c) (Public or Catastrophic Health Emergency).
Source: This Rule is derived from former Rule 16-304 (2016).


[Adopted June 6, 2016, eff. July 1, 2016. Amended April 21, 2023, eff. nunc pro tunc April 1, 2023.]
MD Rules, Rule 16-403, MD R CTS J AND ATTYS Rule 16-403
Current with amendments received through June 1, 2023. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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