Carroll County Circuit Court

THE CARROLL COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC through Friday, June 5, 2020 and WORKING UNDER RESTRICTED OPERATIONS due to the COVID-19 EMERGENCY: Circuit Court, Administrative Offices, Register of Wills and the Clerk’s Office are closed to the public through June 5, 2020. Except for certain emergency matters such as Domestic Violence, Extreme Risk Protective Orders, Peace Orders and Emergency Evaluation Petitions, all matters scheduled to be heard in Court from March 16, 2020, through June 5, 2020, are postponed. New hearing dates will be assigned. Registered MDEC users must file items with the Clerk’s Office using File & Serve. Self-represented individuals may mail filings to the Clerk’s Office. In addition, an emergency drop box is available at the Circuit Court Annex front entrance bailiff’s station on North Court Street for self-represented emergency filings only. Courthouse wedding ceremonies are suspended and Marriage Licenses will not be issued until June 8, 2020 except to those with an emergency such as military deployment, loss of insurance or serious ailment.

Please call 410-386-8710 or visit the Maryland Judiciary’s website at for additional information or questions.

Courts are closed to the public except for certain emergency matters.
[Access to the Courthouse - 5/29/2020]
[Information for Those Denied Access - 5/29/2020]
[View the Amended Administrative Order (4/14/20)]
[Special Notice - COVID-19 – Rev. 4/15/2020]
[Extentions of Deadlines and Hearings in Civil Cases - 3/27/2020]


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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