Information as of 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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Please note: If you have any questions or concerns, please call our main line at 410-313-2108.


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

Victim 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 410-313-3153 or send an email to


The following information is for Tuesday, December 7, 2021:

No witnesses needed

If you need accommodation/assistance with regard to Courthouse accessibility, please call 410-313-2142 in advance of your scheduled court appearance.