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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 2. Civil Procedure--Circuit Court
Chapter 100. Commencement of Action and Process
Effective: January 1, 2022
MD Rules, Rule 2-111
(a) Information Report. Except as otherwise provided by administrative order of the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals approved by the Court of Appeals, the plaintiff shall file with the complaint an information report substantially in the form available from the clerk pursuant to 16-302 (b). If the plaintiff fails to file a required information report with the complaint, the court may proceed without the plaintiff's information to assign the action to any track within the court's differentiated case management system.
Committee note: By revised administrative order of the Chief Judge approved by the Court of Appeals on December 2, 2005 effective December 2, 2005, an information report is not required to be filed with a complaint within the following categories:
(1) Appeal from District Court (Rules 7-101 through 7-116);
(2) Appeal from orphans' court (Code, Courts Article, § 12-502);
(3) Certiorari in circuit court (Rule 7-301);
(4) Judicial review of administrative agency decision (Rules 7-201 through 7-210);
(5) Transfer from District Court on jury trial prayer (Rule 2-326);
(6) Confessed judgment (Rule 2-611);
(7) Contempt for failure to pay child support, when filed by a government agency;
(8) Dishonored instrument-on transfer from District Court (Code, Commercial Law Article, § 15-802);
(9) Domestic violence relief under Code, Family Law Article, §§ 4-501 through 4-516, including Rule 3-326(c) transfer;
(10) Friendly suit;
(11) Juvenile cause, other than action to terminate parental rights and related adoption or to expunge criminal record (Rules 11-101 through 11-122), which procedures currently are set forth in Rules 11-101 through 11-220, 11-401 through 11-425, and 11-501 through 11-505; and
(12) The following special proceedings:
(a) Absent person-termination of property interest (Code, Courts Article, §§ 3-101 through 3-110);
(b) Burial ground sale (Rule 14-401);
(c) Condemnation, when filed by State Roads Commission for unaccelerated quick-take (Code, Transportation Article, §§ 8-318 through 8-321);
(d) Contempt, civil or criminal, other than for violation of order or judgment entered under Code, Family Law Article (Rules 15-201 through 15-208);
(e) Fiduciary estate (Rules 10-501 through 10-712);
(f) Foreclosure (Rules 14-201 through 14-210);
(g) Guardianship, other than action to terminate parental rights (Rules 10-201 through 10-305);
(h) Habeas corpus (Rules 15-301 through 15-312);
(i) Judicial release from confinement for mental disorder (Rule 15-601);
(j) Judicial sale (Rules 14-301 through 14-306);
(k) Lien instrument-action to release (Rule 12-103);
(l) Lis pendens-proceeding to establish or terminate (Rule 12-102);
(m) Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund or uninsured motorist-action against (Rules 15-801 through 15-805);
(n) Maryland Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (Code, Family Law Article, §§ 10-301 through 10-359);
(o) Mechanics' lien (Rules 12-301 through 12-308);
(p) Name change, other than in connection with adoption or divorce (Rule 15-901);
(q) Paternity, when filed by government agency (Code, Family Law Article, §§ 5-1001 through 5-1048);
(r) Post conviction (Rules 4-401 through 4-408); and
(s) Tax sale (Rules 14-501 through 14-506; Code, Tax-Property Article, §§ 14-801 through 14-854).*
(b) Summons. For each summons to be issued, the plaintiff shall furnish to the clerk a copy of the complaint, a copy of each exhibit or other paper filed with the complaint, and a copy of the information report specified in section (a) of this Rule.
(c) Instructions for the Sheriff. A person requesting service of process by the sheriff shall furnish to the clerk all available information as to the name and location, including the county where service is to be made, of the person to be served. The information required by this section may be included in the caption of the case.
Source: This Rule is derived as follows:
Section (a) is new.
Section (b) is derived from former Rule 103 g.
Section (c) is derived from former Rule 103 b.


[Adopted April 6, 1984, eff. July 1, 1984. Amended June 7, 1994, eff. Oct. 1, 1994; Jan. 10, 1995, eff. Feb. 1, 1995; June 5, 1996, eff. Jan. 1, 1997; June 6, 2016, eff. July 1, 2016; Nov. 9, 2021, eff. Jan. 1, 2022.]


The Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure amended this Committee note on December 2, 2005, pursuant to the December 2, 2005, Administrative Order Altering Exemptions from Information Report Requirement under rules 2-111 and 2-323.
MD Rules, Rule 2-111, MD R RCP CIR CT Rule 2-111
Current with amendments received through February 1, 2023. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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