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  • Howard County District Court

    Agency: Howard County District Court

    LEGAL: Assists with landlord-tenant cases, replevin actions, motor vehicle violations, misdemeanors and certain felonies. In civil cases, the District Court has exclusive jurisdiction in claims for amounts up to $5,000, and concurrent jurisdiction with the circuit courts in claims for amounts above $5,000 but less than $30,000. The District Court has exclusive jurisdiction over peace orders and concurrent jurisdiction with the circuit courts over protective orders against domestic violence. 

    The jurisdiction of the court in criminal cases is concurrent with the Circuit Court for offenses in which the penalty may be confinement for three years or more or a fine of $2,500 or more; or offenses which are felonies.


    • Main:
      • 410-480-7700
    • TTY:
      • 800-735-2258
    • Toll-Free:
      • 800-944-8107
    • Main Contact:
      • name: Sharon Golder-Lee
      • phone: 410-480-7700
    • Senior Worker:
      • name: Mary Kay Smith
      • phone: 410-480-7700
    • Website:

    • 3451 Courthouse Drive
      Ellicott City, MD 21043
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    Agency: Howard County District Court

    Languages Available: Request in writing ahead of time and an interpreter will be provided for any language.

    Payment Description: Court fees vary.

    Intake and Eligibility: Individuals, businesses, or victims of crimes committed in Howard County.

    Areas Served:
    • Howard County




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