Photo of the Courthouse - Circuit Court for Harford County

The Circuit Court for Harford County is a trial court of general jurisdiction established in 1851 by the Maryland Constitution. It is located in Bel Air, Maryland which is the county seat of Harford County. Along with the Circuit Court for Baltimore County, it is part of the Third Judicial Circuit and the Second Appellate Circuit and has six full time judges and three family law/juvenile magistrates. In addition, the court uses retired judges that are subject to recall. The mission of the court is to bring a fair, just and respectful resolution of matters before the court for citizens and the community at large.

The Honorable Yolanda L. Curtin
Harford County Administrative Judge

Unexpected Closings or Delays - in the event of inclement weather please visit the Judiciary Information Line for weather-related updates.

Closings:  If you were scheduled to appear for a final protective order in a domestic violence case, and the Court is closed on your scheduled date, your case will be heard on the second day the Court is open at 8:30 a.m. No new notice will be issued.  For all other cases, your hearing will be rescheduled and notice will be mailed.  If the hearing was scheduled to take 1/2 day or longer, you will be contacted to clear a reset date.

Delays:  If you have a scheduled hearing on a day the Court opens late, you should appear for the hearing regardless of the time your hearing was originally scheduled.  For example, if you were scheduled to appear for a 9:00 a.m. settlement or scheduling conference and the Court opens at 10:30 a.m., you should appear at 10:30 a.m.