Please note: Due to COVID-19, Maryland Courts, including Howard County District Court and Howard County Circuit Court, are closed to the public until Friday, June 5, 2020. The courts will continue to hear certain types of emergency matters and are operating with essential staff only. 

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.

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 your case is not mentioned, please report to the specific Howard County Courthouse as indicated on your subpoena. The District Courthouse is located at 3451 Court House Drive,  Ellicott City, MD 21043. The Circuit Courthouse is located at 8360 Court Avenue, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Please be advised that every effort is made to include all cases, but some determinations may not be made until the day of trial and will not be reflected on this site. Thank you.

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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