Criminal/Juvenile Department & Expungement

Criminal | Juvenile | Expungement

Please be advised that the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court is prohibited by law from rendering legal advice.

Criminal Department

Telephone Number: 410-313-3822

Dispositions cannot be be disclosed over the phone.

The Clerk’s Office only accepts cash, checks, money orders or credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, or Discover) for payment of Court Costs. To use a credit card you must present identification that matches the name on your credit card. Business credit cards must have the user’s name imprinted on it or it cannot be accepted.

This office does not perform criminal record checks. For more information, see the Maryland Department of Public Safety website

How do I get a copy of a transcript, and what does it cost?
See Transcripts for information on obtaining a copy of a transcript and the rates that apply.

How do I request an interpreter?
See Request for Spoken Language Interpreter.

How can I find out what cases are to be heard at the Court House the next day?
Dockets are posted each weekday afternoon between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., and list the cases to be heard in the Howard County Circuit Court during the following court day. Please see Dockets.

How do I request a postponement of my hearing?
See Postponement Policy Information.

Maryland Judiciary Case Search You can now search cases from Circuit Court and District Court online. The search is available on the Maryland Judiciary website. The records maintained by the Office of the Clerk of Court are available to the public for review. However, the records of juvenile or adoption cases may be restricted.

Juvenile Department

Telephone Number: 410-313-3822

Juvenile files and records of the court are confidential and shall not be open to inspection, except by order of court or as otherwise expressly provided by law.


For information regarding Expungements, see "Expungement - How do I get my records expunged".

For forms/information to expunge juvenile records, see Juvenile Record Expungement.

Guide for Shielding of Maryland Second Chance Act Records