DUI/Drug Court

The Howard County District Court Adult Drug Court/DUI program began in 2004. Approximately, 250 individuals have successfully completed the program since its inception. It combines judicial oversight with intensive treatment and supervision. For more information, please visit their website at: https://mdcourts.gov/html/problemsolvingmap/pdf/howarddcountyduidrugcourt.pdf

Bad Check Restitution Program

Please contact the Bad Check Restitution Program at 1-800-831-6577 or visit their website at www.checkprogram.com/howardcountymd Checks ineligible for the State’s Attorney’s Bad Check Restitution Program may be pursued via small claims court, criminal court or by a private collection agency.

Consumer Complaints-Local

For issues in Howard County, please call The Office of Consumer Protection at 410-313-6400 or go to https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Community-Resources-and-Services/Office-of-Consumer-Protection

Consumer Complaints-Statewide

For issues statewide, please call the Consumer Protection Division of the Maryland Attorney General at 410-528-8662 or click on the attached weblink: http://www.marylandattorneygeneral.gov/Pages/CPD/Complaint.aspx

Child Support

Please contact the Department of Human Services/Howard County Division at 1-800-332-6347 or click on the attached weblink: http://dhs.maryland.gov/local-offices/howard-county/

Jury Duty/Grand Jurors

Please contact Circuit Court/Office of the Jury Commissioner at 410-313-3804 or visit their website at https://www.mdcourts.gov/circuit/howard/juryservice

Lawyer Referral

Please contact the Lawyer Referral Service/Howard County Bar Association, Inc. at 410-313-2030 or visit them at their website: www.mdlaw.net.howard


If your case meets certain conditions, you may ask the court to expunge a criminal record. For more information, please call click on this website: https://mdcourts.gov/legalhelp/expungement

How To File Charges

There are two ways to do this. You can contact Howard County Police who can file a report or file charges with a Howard County District Court Commissioner. Please visit this weblink for more information: https://mdcourts.gov/legalhelp/criminalcases


Our office is not responsible for the return of seized property; with the exception of money and vehicles. Please call our main number at 410-313-2108 and have your case number readily available.

Peace Order/Protective Orders

Please click on the following link for more information: https://www.courts.state.md.us/legalhelp/domesticviolence

Bench Warrants

Please contact the Howard County Sheriff’s Office at 410-313-3174 or visit their website at https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Branches/Sheriffs-Office/Warrant-and-Fugitive-Section

Evictions/Landlord/Tenant Dispute

Please contact the Howard County Sheriff’s Office at 410-313-4222 or visit their website at https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Branches/Sheriffs-Office/Landlord-and-Tenant-Section

Bond/Release Information

Bond hearings are held Monday-Friday (excluding holidays). To receive the results of an inmate’s bond hearing, please call 410-313-5233 after 2:00pm on the day of the hearing. For information on how a bond can be posted, please contact the District Court Commissioner at 410-313-4730 (24 hours) or visit their website at: https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/Corrections/Visitor-Information/Bond-Release-Information


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There are several requirements to disinter the remains of a decedent. These requirements are overseen and enforced by the Maryland Department of Health and the Maryland Office of Cemetery Oversight. For more information, please call 410-230-6228 or click on the following weblink: https://www.dllr.state.md.us/license/cem/cemaff.shtml

Authorization from our office is needed to comply with Maryland law when performing a disinterment. Please submit the following information to our office IN WRITING.
Requestor’s Name and Contact Information
Decedent’s Full Name
Name, Physical Address and Exact Location of decedent’s burial site
Where will decedent be relocated to?
Please include the name, physical address and exact location of where the reinterment will be located.

Please mail to the following address:
Howard County State’s Attorney’s Office
Re: Disinterment Request
3450 Courthouse Drive
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Or you can email your information to sao@howardcountymd.gov