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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 3. Civil Procedure--District Court
Chapter 600. Judgment
MD Rules, Rule 3-621
(a) Generally. A money judgment constitutes a lien in the amount of the judgment and post-judgment interest on the judgment debtor's interest in land located in a county, except as provided by law, only in accordance with this Rule.
(b) In Baltimore City. In Baltimore City a money judgment, when recorded and indexed pursuant to Rule 3-601(d), constitutes a lien from the date of entry if entered in Baltimore City, or from the date of recording if received from another county.
(c) In Counties Other Than Baltimore City.
(1) Notice of Lien. A person holding a money judgment entered in a county other than Baltimore City may file with the clerk of the court of entry a request that a certified Notice of Lien of Judgment be transmitted for recording to the clerk of the circuit court for that county or any other county. Within 24 hours after the filing of the request, the clerk shall transmit the Notice of Lien. If the Notice of Lien is transmitted to another county, the clerk at the same time shall transmit a certified copy of the judgment to the clerk of the District Court sitting in that county. The clerk shall maintain a record of all transmittals.
(2) Content of Notice. A Notice of Lien shall contain: (A) the names of the parties, designating each judgment creditor as a plaintiff and each judgment debtor as a defendant; (B) the name of the court and assigned docket reference; (C) the date of the judgment; and (D) the amount of the judgment.
(3) Date of Lien. When a Notice of Lien is recorded and indexed in the circuit court, the judgment constitutes a lien from the date of recording.
Source: This Rule is derived as follows:
Section (a) is derived from former M.D.R. 620 b.
Section (b) is derived from former M.D.R. 620 c.
Section (c) is derived from former M.D.R. 621 b and c.


[Adopted April 6, 1984, eff. July 1, 1984. Amended April 7, 1986, eff. July 1, 1986.]
MD Rules, Rule 3-621, MD R RCP DIST CT Rule 3-621
Current with amendments received through May 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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