Maryland courts continue to implement their Phased re-opening plan. There are five phases in the plan and each phase will represent an increase in the level of activity within each courthouse and court office. Depending on the current state of COVID-19 throughout Maryland, it may be necessary for a court and/or jurisdiction to adjust phases. Maryland courts are currently in Phase 4. This Phase allows non-jury trials and contested hearings. As the phases change and evolve, notices will be placed within a court facility, and online at

The general public, members of the media, and attorneys should reference the COVID-19 webpages for the latest information on individual court operations.  Court closings related to coronavirus.

You will receive additional information on rescheduled hearings in the near future. Victim Witness Assistance staff members remain available to address questions and concerns regarding the status of your case. Please do not hesitate to contact our offices at 410-313-3100 or at

The following information is for Monday, September 21, 2020:

Unless otherwise instructed, no witnesses are needed in the following cases:


Only Probation Agents are needed in the following cases:


In all other cases not listed here, all witnesses are needed and must report to the assigned courtroom by 8:45 am.  The address for the District Court for Howard County is 3451 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043.

If you need accommodation for your court appearance, please call 410-313-3100 in advance of your scheduled court appearance.

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