Howard County Government

Howard County Government  has two branches, the Executive branch and the Legislative branch. The Judicial branch is a state branch with Howard County offices.

The Executive Branch
of the County government consists of the County Executive and all its officers, agents and employees and is the leadership branch. The County Executive is the chief executive officer of the County and the official head of the County government.

The Legislative Branch consists of the County Council and its officers and employees. There are five council members who are elected every four years. The Council is the law-making branch of the County.

The Judicial Branch, administered by the state, deals with the court system and interpreting/executing the law.