Information as 8/10/21: Pursuant to Chief Judge Barbera’s revised COVID-19 emergency administrative orders, categorizing jurisdictions based on transmission status, the CDC COVID data tracker has now identified the level of community transmission in Howard County to substantial. As a result, Judge Tucker issued the attached Order, effectively immediately. This order requires Judiciary personnel, and any other persons over the age of two (2) to wear face masks upon entry and in the courthouse at all times, regardless of vaccination status or other related health measures, until such time the county has achieved a transmission status of “moderate” or “low,” per the CDC transmission status map, for fourteen consecutive calendar days, except as noted in the attached orders. Additionally, Everyone who enters the courthouse will be subject to health screening.

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Information on this page will be updated no later than 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with the exception of court holidays and weather-related closures.


The Circuit Court for Howard County will move to its new location on Monday, July 12th, 2021. 

All events set in the Circuit Court for Howard County will be held in the new building at:

9250 Judicial Way

Ellicott City, MD  21043

Please contact the Victim Assistance Unit at 410-313-3153, prior to your scheduled court appearance to confirm your status as a witness.  You may also email if you have any questions.

Summoned Instructions

The following instructions apply to persons summoned by the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office for criminal cases.

All defendants should appear, unless otherwise instructed by their attorney. The following does not apply to defendants.

If our office needs you to appear in a Circuit Court case during this time, we will contact you directly. Please refer to the District Court information page for your witness status in a District Court case. If you have any questions or concerns, please call us 410-313-3153.

If you need parking or courthouse accessibility accommodations, please call 410-313-3153 in advance of your scheduled court appearance date.


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