Circuit Court for Cecil County, MD - Clerk's Office

COVID-19 Updates
Chief Judge Joseph M. Getty issued an amended administrative order on January 14, 2022, Extension of Interim Administrative Order of December 27, 2021 Restricting Statewide Judiciary Operations in Light of the Omicron Variant of the COVID-19 Emergency, which extends the Maryland Judiciary Phase III operations in response to the continued Omicron variant surge. Phase III operations are extended through March 6, 2022, pending further order.

On Wednesday, December 29, 2021, the Maryland Judiciary reverted to Phase III of the its COVID-19 five-phased progressive resumption of operations plan. During Phase III, Clerks’ offices in both the District Court of Maryland and circuit courts throughout the state will remain open to the public. The Court of Appeals of Maryland and Court of Special Appeals of Maryland remain fully operational, but the chief judge may determine whether to hold proceedings in person or remotely. In 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.

Policy on Requesting Remote Appearance

The daily docket showing the cases that will be heard each day can be found at the link below:

If you have any questions, please contact the Circuit Court directly. The link below will provide a listing of all phone numbers.


Rich in the tradition and history of Maryland, the Office of Clerk of the Circuit Court is one of the oldest public institutions in the state.

Photo of Cecil County Circuit Courthouse courtesy MD Manual Online.

Welcome to the Cecil County Circuit Courthouse and the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court. The Clerk of the Court is a locally elected State official with the responsibilities established and regulated by the laws of Maryland and the Rules of the Court of Appeals of Maryland. Since 1658, the office of Clerk of Court has provided the citizens of Maryland with a variety of essential services. The revenue collected by the clerks for these services is distributed to city, county, and state governments.

Charlene M. Notarcola, Clerk of the Circuit Court for Cecil County, MD.

Each year the Clerk’s office files, processes and maintains civil, criminal and juvenile actions. The Clerk’s office records land deeds, mortgages, plats, conveyances and other precious documents. The Clerk administers oaths to County officials, Judges and Governor appointees, issues business and marriage licenses and performs civil marriage ceremonies. The Clerk also commissions Notaries Public.

As you can see, the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court is a busy place. I’m very proud of the work we do, and hope the above facts acquaint you with the many services provided by the Clerk here in Cecil County.

Please browse through our links for more information. If my office can be of any service, please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.

Charlene M. Notarcola