Carroll County Circuit Court

The Carroll County Clerk’s Office is now open to the public by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call:

Land Records & Licensing Department: 410-386-8760
All other customers: 410-386-8720

For the safety of our customers and staff, public computer terminal use is now limited to 30 minutes per customer and is by appointment only. Please call the numbers above to schedule. For our customers’ convenience, a new Clerk’s Office Drop Box is now located at the front entrance of the Circuit Court Annex at 55 North Court Street. All submissions will be processed the next business day.

Customers with questions about Circuit Court cases or filings can email:

For more information and contact emails, please visit the Carroll County Clerk’s Office website

Courts are closed to the public except for certain emergency matters.

[Seventh Administrative Order Restricting Statewide Judiciary Operations Due to the COVID-19 Emergency - 12/22/2020]

[Sixth Administrative Order Restricting Statewide Judiciary Operations Due to the COVID-19 Emergency - 11/24/2020]

[Notice Regarding Return to Phase III - 11/16/2020]

[Fifth Administrative Order Restricting Statewide Judiciary Operations Due To The COVID-19 Emergency - 11/12/2020]

[Fourth Revised Administrative Order on the Emergency Tolling or Suspension of Statutes of Limitations and Statutory and Rules Deadlines Related to the Initiation of Matters and Certain Statutory and Rules Deadlines in Pending Matters - 11/12/2020]

[Third Amended Administrative Order Re-Imposing the Statewide Suspension of Jury Trials and Maintaining Grand Juries - 11/12/2020]

[Administrative Order - COVID-19 Health Measures - 7/31/2020]

[Clerk's Office Reopening Plan - 7/17/2020]

[Civil Pretrial Settlement Conferences - 7/9/2020]

[Administrative Order - 6/1/2020]

[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]

[Extensions of Deadlines and Hearings in Civil Cases - 3/27/2020]


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