Maryland Courts

Circuit Courts

Circuit Courts are where jury trials are held. Circuit Courts generally handle more serious criminal cases and major civil cases. These include juvenile and other family law cases such as divorce, custody and child support. The Circuit Courts hear most cases appealed from the District Court, orphans’ courts and some administrative agencies. Circuit Courts also hear domestic violence cases. Cases may be decided by juries, but also may be decided by a judge only.

There is a Circuit Court and Clerk's Office in each of Maryland’s 23 counties and the city of Baltimore. Circuit Courts are grouped in 8 judicial circuits.

More information can be found by following the links on the map.
1st Circuit
Dorchester
Somerset
Wicomico
Worcester

2nd Circuit
Caroline
Cecil
Kent
Queen Anne's
Talbot

3rd Circuit
Baltimore County
Harford

4th Circuit
Allegany
Garrett
Washington
Garrett County Worcester County Somerset County Wicomico County Dorchester County Talbot County Talbot County Caroline County Queen Anne's County Kent County Cecil County Harford County Baltimore City Baltimore County Carroll County Allegany County Washington County Fredrick County Howard County Howard County Montgomery County Montgomery County Anne Arundel County Anne Arundel County Prince George's County Prince George's County Charles County Charles County Calvert County Calvert County St. Mary's County St. Mary's County
5th Circuit
Anne Arundel
Carroll
Howard

6th Circuit
Frederick
Montgomery

7th Circuit
Calvert
Charles
Prince George's
St. Mary's

8th Circuit
Baltimore City