Maryland Courts and Judicial Proceedings Section 6-202

Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings

§ 6-202.

      In addition to the venue provided in § 6-201 or § 6-203, the following actions may be brought in the indicated county:

            (1)      Divorce -- Where the plaintiff resides;

            (2)      Annulment -- Where the plaintiff resides or where the marriage ceremony was performed;

            (3)      Action against a corporation which has no principal place of business in the State -- Where the plaintiff resides;

            (4)      Replevin or detinue -- Where the property sought to be recovered is located;

            (5)      Action relating to custody, guardianship, maintenance, or support of a child -- Where the father, alleged father, or mother of the child resides, or where the child resides;

            (6)      Suit on a bond against a corporate surety -- Where the bond is filed, or where the contract is to be performed;

            (7)      Action for possession of real property -- Where a portion of the land upon which the action is based is located;

            (8)      Tort action based on negligence -- Where the cause of action arose;

            (9)      Attachment on original process -- Where the property is located or where the garnishee resides;

            (10)      Nondelivery or injury of goods against master or captain of a vessel -- Where the goods are received on board the vessel or where delivery is to be made under the contract;

            (11)      Action for damages against a nonresident individual -- Any county in the State;

            (12)      Action against a person who absconds from a county or leaves the State before the statute of limitations has run -- Where the defendant is found;

            (13)      In a local action in which the defendant cannot be found in the county where the subject matter of the action is located -- In any county in which the venue is proper under § 6-201.