Md. R. Civ. P. Cir. Ct. 2-112

As amended through November 9, 2021
Rule 2-112 - Process-Issuance of Summons
(a) Summons. Upon the filing of the complaint, the clerk shall issue forthwith a summons for each defendant and shall deliver it, together with a copy of each paper filed and a blank copy of the information report form required to be provided by Rule 16-302(b), to the sheriff or other person designated by the plaintiff. Upon request of the plaintiff, more than one summons shall issue for a defendant.
(b) Delivery to Another County. When process is to be served by the sheriff of another county, the clerk may send the process to that sheriff for service. If a party requests personal delivery of the process at that party's expense to the sheriff of another county, the clerk shall furnish the process to a person designated by the party and approved by the clerk to make delivery.

Md. R. Civ. P. Cir. Ct. 2-112

This Rule is derived as follows:

Section (a) is derived from former Rule 103 c and e and the 1980 version of Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(a).

Section (b) is derived from former Rule 103 j.

Adopted April 6, 1984, eff. July 1, 1984. Amended June 7, 1994, eff. Oct. 1, 1994; June 5, 1996, eff. Jan. 1, 1997; Nov. 12, 2003, eff. Jan. 1, 2004; June 6, 2016, eff. July 1, 2016.

HISTORICAL NOTES

2003 Orders

The November 12, 2003, order amended the source note.

2016 Orders

The June 6, 2016, order revised an internal reference in the Rule.