Important Information about HoCoSAO due to the COVID-19 Emergency


Beginning on Monday, November 16, the Maryland Courts will return to Phase III of the Maryland Judiciary’s reopening plan. The plan guides courts across the state of Maryland as to how they should gradually return to full operations throughout the next several weeks and months. During Phase III, the District Court and circuit courts will hear specific case types remotely or in-person, but jury trials will not be held until the Judiciary is able to re-enter Phase V of its progressive reopening plan. Clerks offices statewide will remain open. 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.

For more info, please go to:
https://mdcourts.gov/coronavirusupdate

The Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office will be operating in a limited capacity 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
410-313-3153
kvasco@howardcountymd.gov

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

sao@howardcountymd.gov

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.

Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office Information:
https://howardcountysao.org/
410-313-2108
sao@howardcountymd.gov


Social Media Sites:

facebook.com/HowardCoSAO

@HowardCoSAO

youtube.com/channel/UCLN5otRRp1Pxw6xi3TaE_KA