Pardon our Dust...
Pardon our dust while will make improvements to the Courthouse. Please note the following policy updates that are necessary during renovations:
1. Some criminal cases will be heard in the District Court (Administrative Order 2013-03). Calendar Management will send out notices to reflect any off site change of location of hearings/trials, or, if time does not permit, the changes will be noted on the on-line docket and on the docket displays in the courthouse.
2. The law library has re-located to the front waiting area of the courthouse and will be operating on a limited schedule. Sandy Brewer, the Law Librarian, will post the updated hours in the courthouse, as well as on-line. The legal clinics will remain staffed, Monday through Wednesday, 9 am to noon.
Thank you for your patience as we improve the Howard County Circuit Court.
Welcome to the Website for the Circuit Court for Howard County
The Circuit Court is part of the Judicial Branch of government and is a court of general jurisdiction. Circuit Court hears jury trials, juvenile, family law, serious criminal matters and complex civil matters. Circuit Court also hears appeals from the District Court of Maryland, Orphans Court and Administrative Agencies. We strive to apply the law fairly and timely while treating all who come before the Court with respect and dignity.
The Honorable Lenore R. Gelfman
Howard County Administrative Judge
Emergency Closing/Delayed Start
In the event of inclement weather please visit the Judiciary Information Line (http://mdcourts.gov/administration/closingsdelays.html) for weather-related updates.