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, with a goal to resume jury trials after October 5, 2020. As the phases change and evolve, notices will be placed within a court facility, and online at www.mdcourts.gov/coronavirusupdate.

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.

Please note: If our office needs you to appear in court during this time, we will contact you directly. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 410-313-3153.  

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 410-313-3153 or at kvasco@howardcountymd.gov.

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