COVID-19 Update

The Circuit Court for Wicomico County is operating in Phase V. This means that the Court is fully operational, but public health measures remain in effect.

All persons entering the courthouse are subject to health screening and temperature check and must wear a face covering at all times while in the building. Accommodations to allow individuals to maintain a safe social distance of six feet are in place throughout the building.

Jury trials resumed April 26, 2021. Jury selection is conducted at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center at 500 Glen Avenue, Salisbury, Maryland. Potential jurors are subject to the same health screening and will remain masked and socially distanced for selection. Parking for jury selection is in the marked lot on Glen Avenue across form the Flanders Room entrance. Trials will be held at the Circuit Court for Wicomico County at 102 Court Street, Salisbury, Maryland. Jurors selected for a trial will park at the City of Salisbury parking garage at 100 Circle Avenue, Salisbury, Maryland.

Photo of Judge S. JamesSarbanes

The cornerstone of our democratic form of government is a fair and impartial judiciary. In the State of Maryland, the judicial branch of government consists of four levels of courts, two trial and two appellate. The Circuit Court for Wicomico County hears major civil cases and more serious criminal matters, along with juvenile cases and most appeals from the District Court, Orphans’ Courts, and administrative agencies. If a party in a District Court civil or criminal case requests a jury trial, those cases are heard by the Circuit Court under certain circumstances.

Whether you are a party in a legal matter, a juror or a citizen curious about how the courts operate, you are welcome in our courthouse.

S. James Sarbanes
County Administrative Judge