Beginning Monday, April 26, 2021, all Howard County Courts will begin Phase V of the Maryland Judiciary’s COVID-19 operations plan, including jury trials in Circuit Court. The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact the daily operation of the Maryland Judiciary.

The Judiciary is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and evaluating its ongoing response to this public health emergency. Some courts will continue using technology for remote proceedings, either by video or telephone, but please note that this will vary by court location. 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.

Additionally, the courts are requiring any individual, including employees, seeking access to a courthouse or court office location to:

  • Answer a set of screening questions;
  • Be subject to temperature checks;
  • Wear a facial covering or mask; and
  • Practice social distancing.

For more info please click the attached link:

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 Tuesday, July 6, 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

JUVENILE CASES: Please refer to this site on Monday, May 10, 2021 after 4:30pm for the following information:

The following information is for  Thursday, May 13, 2021

No witnesses needed in any juvenile matter.

(Please consult this page on Monday, May 17 after 4:30 for information on the 5/18/21 Juvenile Docket)

Unless otherwise instructed, no witnesses are needed in Juvenile Court 

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.