General Information

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Howard County District Court

Welcome to the District Court of Maryland for Howard County located in Ellicott City, MD.

The District Court hears landlord/tenant cases, replevin actions, traffic violations, criminal cases classified as misdemeanors and certain felonies, and civil cases in the amount of $30,000 or less. The District Court does not conduct jury trials.

Hon. Pamila J. Brown
​​​​​Administrative Judge
Mary K. Smith
​​​​​Administrative Clerk
Jennifer Woode 
​​​​​Administrative Commissioner
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General Information: 410-480-7700  | Toll-Free Number (In-state only): 1-800-944-8107
TTY users call Maryland RELAY: 711

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The courthouse is located at 3451 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4377. For assistance with special needs, contact the court immediately.

From 695 take Exit 15, Ellicott City. Follow Rt 40 West to Route 99, Rogers Ave. Make left onto Rogers. Courthouse is on left.

Bus Information
Howard Transit Buses, Yellow Route

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Next to building.

District 10 - Howard County

 Administrative Order - Return Phase V - Howard County - 03/04/2022

Return to Phase III- 12/29/21
Mask Mandate- 08/10/2021
Remote Proceedings Guidelines - 05/28/2021
Return to Phase II - 11/30/2020
Return to Phase III - 11/16/2020
Administrative Order - Protocol for Suspended Judgments for Possession/Repossession - 09/04/2020
Phase IV - Reopening Plan - 08/31/2020
Howard County Landlord Information - 08/31/2020
Howard County Tenant Information - 08/31/2020
Phase III - Operating Plan - 07/17/2020
Phase III - Reopening Summary - 07/17/2020
Howard County Rental Assistance - 07/17/2020
Phase I-V - Reopening Plan - 06/05/2020
Administrative Order Extending the Stay of Evictions as a Result of COVID-19 - 03/30/2020
Statewide - Issued by the Chief Judge of the District Court
Communication Regarding the CDC Agency Order and Landlord/Tenant Actions - 08/27/2021
Communication Regarding The CDC Agency Order And Landlord/Tenant Actions - 06/30/2021
Communication Regarding The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Interim Final Rule Involving The CDC Agency Order And Failure To Pay Rent Landlord Tenant Actions - 04/30/2021
Emergency Rental Assistance Program  - 04/30/2021
Communication on CDC Agency Order and Landlord Tenant Actions - 03/30/2021
Fourth Revised Communication Affidavit Judgment in the District Court - 03/12/2021
Communication Regarding District Court Restricted Operations and Landlord/Tenant Actions During Return to Phase IV - 02/26/2021
Communication Regarding the Recently Enacted Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 - Updated 01/29/2021

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