General Information

Howard County District Court

The District Court hears landlord/tenant cases, replevin actions, traffic violations, criminal cases classified as misdemeanors and certain felonies, and civil cases in the amount of $30,000 or less. The District Court does not conduct jury trials.

Hon. Wayne A. Brooks
​​​​​Administrative Judge
Mary K. Smith
​​​​​Administrative Clerk
Jennifer Woode 
​​​​​Administrative Commissioner
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General Information: 410-480-7700  | Toll-Free Number (In-state only): 1-800-944-8107
TTY users call Maryland RELAY: 711

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The courthouse is located at 3451 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4377. For assistance with special needs, contact the court immediately.

From 695 take Exit 15, Ellicott City. Follow Rt 40 West to Route 99, Rogers Ave. Make left onto Rogers. Courthouse is on left.

Bus Information
Howard Transit Buses, Yellow Route

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Next to building.


On April 4, 2022, the Maryland Judiciary returned to normal operations exiting the
five-phased COVID-19 resumption of operations plan.


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