Carroll County Circuit Court

Effective December 29, 2021: Interim Administrative Order of December 27, 2021 Restricting Statewide Judiciary Operations in Light of the Omicron Variant of the COVID-19 Emergency

Extension of Interim Administrative Order of December 27, 2021 Restricting Statewide Judiciary Operations in Light of the Omicron Variant of the Covid-19 Emergency

On Wednesday, December 29, 2021, the Maryland Judiciary moved back to Phase III of its progressive reopening plan due to the recent surge in Maryland of COVID-19 cases as a result of the Omicron variant. The interim operational plan, in effect from December 29, 2021, through February 8, 2022, has been extended through March 6, 2022.

In Phase III, the Clerk’s Office of the Circuit Court for Carroll County will remain open to the public and the Court will hear specific case types remotely or in-person. If you are unsure whether your hearing will be in-person or remote, please call the Court.

Jury trials will not be held until the Judiciary is able to re-enter Phase V of its reopening plan. All jury trials scheduled through March 4 will be rescheduled.

CIVIL PRETRIAL CONFERENCES SCHEDULED FROM JANUARY 7, 2022 THOUGH AND INCLUDING MARCH 6, 2022 WILL BE CONDUCTED TELEPHONICALLY. EITHER THE COURT OR THE ASSIGNED SETTLEMENT OFFICER WILL INITIATE THE TELEPHONE CALL.

Welcome

The Circuit Court for Carroll County, located in Westminster, Maryland, is part of the Fifth Judicial Circuit, which also includes Anne Arundel and Howard Counties. It is a trial court of general jurisdiction, which handles juvenile and family law matters, as well as all major civil cases and serious criminal matters. The Circuit Court also has appellate jurisdiction over the District Court and certain administrative agencies. In addition, it has full common law and equity powers and jurisdiction in all civil and criminal cases within the County, and all additional powers and jurisdiction conferred by the Constitution and by law, except where, by law, jurisdiction has been limited or conferred upon by another tribunal.

The mission of the Circuit Court for Carroll County is to serve its residents in the determination of litigation in serious criminal matters, substantive civil cases, domestic and child support cases, in accordance with the Constitution, while administering justice in an honest, fair and efficient manner.

Historic Courthouse




Historic Courthouse
200 Willis Street
Westminster, Maryland 21157









Courthouse Annex
55 North Court Street
Westminster, Maryland 21157
Courthouse Annex