Important Information about HoCoSAO due to COVID-19 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.

Find more information on COVID-19 and court operations online at

Visit the local court page for the latest information on hours of operation BEFORE arriving to court.

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

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The Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office has resumed its normal operating hours and can be contacted during normal business hours during this time:

For Howard County District Court – inquiries regarding serious traffic and criminal cases, bail reviews and current limited court hearings, or to speak to the attorney on duty:

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(410) 480-7700

For Howard County Circuit Court – inquiries regarding cases and current limited court hearings, or to speak to the attorney on duty:

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(410) 313-2108

Our Victim/Witness Assistance Unit remains available to address any questions and concerns you might have during this time.

Howard County SAO Victim/Witness Assistance Unit

For all other inquiries, please send an email to the Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office at:

We will continue to keep you abreast of the latest updates via our website and social media pages. If you need to reach anyone in our office, please call the number listed below or send us an email. We will respond promptly.

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