Appendix I. Summary of Classification of Court Records

This chart is intended for use as a summary of how case record series are treated given classification of the case. “Public,” “Private,” “Protected,” and “Sealed” have the meanings given them by Rule 4-202.03.

“Semi-private” is an administrative description of a case in which the documents generally are private, but case identification is a matter of public record, as are the case history and the orders, judgments, and decrees. See Rule 4-202.02(4)(B)(i)-(ix).

Select documents and other records in a “public” or “semi-private” case may be otherwise classified by court order or because of the nature of the record or the nature of information within a record.

Case Type

Summary Classification

Case Identification Is

Case History Is

Documents Are

Judgment Is

Abstract of Judgment

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Adjudication of Marriage/Common Law Marriage

Semi-private

Public

Public

Private

Public

Administrative Agency Review

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Administrative Search Warrant

Private until 20 days after filing

Private until 20 days after filing

Private until 20 days after filing

Private until 20 days after filing

 

Adoption

Sealed within 6 months after decree

Private until Sealed

Private until Sealed

Private until Sealed

Private until Sealed

Asbestos

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Attorney Discipline

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Child Support Lien

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Civil Rights

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Civil Stalking

Semi-private

Public

Public

Private

Public

Cohabitant Abuse

Semi-private

Public

Public

Private

Public

Condemnation

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Conservatorship

Semi-private

Public

Public

Private

Public

Contract

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Criminal Investigations

Protected

Protected

Protected

Protected

Protected

Custody and Support

Semi-private

Public

Public

Private

Public

Debt Collection

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Deposit of Will

Sealed

Sealed

Sealed

Sealed

Sealed

Divorce

Semi-private

Public

Public

Private

Public

Estate/personal representative

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Eviction

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Extradition

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Felony

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Foreign Judgment

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Forfeiture of Property

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Gestational Agreement

Sealed within 6 months after decree

Private until Sealed

Private until Sealed

Private until Sealed

Private until Sealed

Grandparent Visitation

Semi-private

Public

Public

Private

Public

Guardianship

Semi-private

Public

Public

Private

Public

Hospital Lien

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Infraction

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Interpleader

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Involuntary Commitment

Private

Private

Private

Private

Private

Judgment By Confession

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Juvenile Court case types

Private

Private

Private

Private

Private

Lien Mortgage Foreclosure

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Malpractice

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Minors Settlement

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Miscellaneous

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Misdemeanor

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Name Change

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Other Civil

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Parking

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Paternity

Semi-private

Public

Public

Private

Public

Personal Injury

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Petition to modify

Determined by the classification of the case in which the petition is filed.

Post Conviction Relief

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Probate

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Property Damage

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Property Rights

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Renew Judgment

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Separate Maintenance

Semi-private

Public

Public

Private

Public

Sexual Harassment

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Small Claims

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Small Claims Trial De Novo

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Subpoena for Deposition

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Supervised Administration

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Tax Court

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Tax Lien

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Tax Protest

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Traffic

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Trust

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

UCCJA Action

Semi-private

Public

Public

Private

Public

UISFSA Action

Semi-private

Public

Public

Private

Public

Water Rights

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Workforce Services Liens

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Writs

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Wrongful Death

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public

Wrongful Termination

Public

Public

Public

Public

Public