The Circuit Court
The Circuit Court for Baltimore County is open and operating normally.
Baltimore County Courts Building
401 Bosley Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204
New Circuit Court Security Protocol
On Friday, July 29, 2016, the Circuit Court for Baltimore County will begin requiring all employees and attorneys to pass through the magnetometer at the court’s entrance. There will be a screening lane dedicated to employees and attorneys to reduce delays. Read more.
This change was approved by the Bench, based upon recommendations of the Court’s Security Committee. The new screening procedure is considered to be a “best practice” in courthouse security nationwide, and will upgrade the security for employees and courthouse users. We appreciate your cooperation and patience and ask for your support as we implement this change. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Tim Sheridan, the Court Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Circuit Court for Baltimore County is the trial court of general jurisdiction. The court has full common law and equity powers in all civil, juvenile and criminal cases, along with additional powers and jurisdiction conferred by the Constitution and Maryland State law. It is the only court in the county having the authority to conduct jury trials. The court hears major civil cases, serious criminal cases, juvenile and family law cases.
The Circuit Court operates from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with the exception of Court Holidays .
Court Offices Contact Information
Find telephone numbers to related court offices including Circuit Court, Related Court Offices, Clerk of the Court for Baltimore County, District Court, Orphans Court and the State's Attorney's office.
The online Daily Docket includes all scheduled events for Civil, Criminal and Domestic cases. It is updated between 3 and 4 p.m. each day for the next day's docket.
View the daily docket.
Complete the online form to request a CD or typed transcript of a court case.
Cell Phone Policy
Cell phones are permitted in the Courthouse, provided that the device clears security. Possession and use of cell phones and other electronic devices may be limited or prohibited in designated areas of the Court facility.
Revised August 15, 2016