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Howard County, MD Public Records

5th Judicial Circuit Court
8360 Court Ave
Ellicott City, MD 21043 www.mdcourts.gov/clerks/howard/
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 410-313-2111
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil Actions over $30,000, Family, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No adoption, juvenile, sealed, expunged or mental records released
District Court
3451 Courthouse Dr
Ellicott City, MD 21043 http://www.mdcourts.gov/
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 410-480-7700
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $30,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Restricted Records: No adoption, juvenile, sealed, expunged or mental records released
Register of Wills
8360 Court Ave
Ellicott City, MD 21043 registers.maryland.gov/main/howar...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM EST
P: 410-313-2133
F: 410-313-3409
Jurisdiction: Probate
Search by name or estate, this county or all counties at http://registers.maryland.gov/main/search.html or http://jportal.mdcourts.gov/willsandtrusts/index.jsf.

Howard County, MD Vital Records

Contact the Howard County Office of the County Clerk of the Circuit Court if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Howard County
County Clerk of the Circuit Court
www.courts.state.md.us/clerks/how...
8:30AM-4:30PM EST
Phone: 410-313-5850
Recorded Documents

Howard County Vital Certificates

Howard County Vital Certificates

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Howard County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 252.04 sq mi
Population (2009): 281,884
  • Females: 50.7%
  • White: 67.2%
  • Black/African American: 17.8%
  • Asian: 12.4%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 5.4%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 62.5%
Population Change (2000-2009): 34,035
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 11.3%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 14.0%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 4.3%
High School Graduates (2000): 93.1%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 52.9%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.71
Housing Units (2000): 92,818
Homeownership Rate (2000): 73.8%
Migration Flow to Howard County, MD from (2007-2008):

Howard County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $10,878,019
  • Construction: $1,150,483
  • Retail Trade: $727,933
  • Professional and Technical Services: $2,573,627
  • Healthcare: $643,130
  • Banking: $550,282
  • Retail Trade: $727,933
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $275,457
  • Manufacturing: $537,246
  • Farms: $13,791
  • Government: $1,068,989
Employed (2000): 135,504
Unemployed (2000): 3,357
Unemployment Rate (2009): 5.2%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $59,240
Local Government Employment (2007): 13,104
Local Government Revenue (2007): $891,534 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $701,697 (thou. dol.)

Howard County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 3,460
  • Per 1,000 population: 12.6
Deaths (2007): 1,265
  • Per 1,000 population: 4.6
Infant Deaths (2007): 17
  • Per 1,000 population: 4.9

Howard County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 705
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 4
  • Forcible rape: 36
  • Robbery: 259
  • Aggravated Assault: 406
Property Crimes (2008): 8,256
  • Burglary: 1,376
  • Larceny-Theft: 6,346
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 534

Howard County Genealogy Records