Case Search court classifications

Dan Staples filed this request with the Administrative Office Of The Courts of Maryland.


From: Dan Staples

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Maryland Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

The Maryland Judiciary Case Search (MJCS) provides detailed listings of case records which vary in format and layout according to a classification displayed in each case record's URL. For example, the following case uses the classification "DSCIVIL", as seen in its URL:

I would like to request a list of all of these classifications, and the types of court records they pertain to (e.g. types of cases and which county district, circuit, and appeals courts they refer to, if any). The following is a non-exhaustive list of classifications I have seen in the MJCS:


The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires, as the statute requires. If access to the records I am requesting will take longer than this amount of time, please contact me with information about when I might expect copies or the ability to inspect the requested records.


Dan Staples

From: Administrative Office Of The Courts

Hello, Mr. Staples,

In response to your June 21 email, please find the full list of classifications which can be found in Maryland Judiciary Case Search and the corresponding descriptions.

* PGV Prince George's County Circuit Court Civil Cases

* MCCR Montgomery County Criminal Cases

* ODYTRAF MDEC Traffic Cases


* ODYCRIM MDEC Criminal Cases

* DSK8 Baltimore City Criminal Cases

* DSCP District Court Civil Citations

* DSCIVIL District Court Civil Cases

* MCCI Montgomery County Civil Cases

* CC Circuit Court Civil Cases

* DSTRAF District Court Traffic Cases

* K Circuit Court Criminal Cases

* PG PGV Prince George's County Circuit Court Criminal Cases

* DSCR District Court Criminal Cases

* DV Domestic Violence Cases

* ODYCVCIT MDEC Civil Citations
Note: Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC) is the Judiciary's case management system. In regard to the classifications, MDEC refers to jurisdictions that have implemented the case management system. The circuit and district courts in Baltimore City and Baltimore, Montgomery, and Prince George's counties have not implemented MDEC. If you have additional questions regarding Case Search, here is a link to the Case Search FAQ section of our website:

Kind regards,
Jason Lucas
Social Media and Communications Specialist
Maryland Judiciary
Administrative Office of the Courts
Government Relations and Public Affairs
580 Taylor Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401

From: Dan Staples

Thank you very much for fulfilling my request. For the classifications that refer to MDEC cases, are these cases in both the Case Search system and MDEC system? Will all the cases in Case Search be available in MDEC when all Maryland counties switch over to MDEC?


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