Howard County Circuit Courthouse

Public-Private Partnership (P3) Project

Courthouse Project

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball broke ground on the new Howard County Circuit Courthouse on June 24, 2019. The 238,000 square foot facility will be completed through a public-private partnership, the first for Howard County, and resolve deficiencies in the existing Courthouse, which was built 175 years ago and has numerous safety challenges that impact access to justice.  The new Courthouse is scheduled to be completed in July 2021.  While work is underway, questions and concerns about the construction process may be directed to:

Michael Cornell
Senior Superintendent / Site Supervisor
Clark Construction Group, LLC
7500 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, Maryland  20814-6133

Phone 301-272-8100


To read about the history of the project, renderings and documents, click here.


Progress update for week ending 7/12/2019:

Work Performed:

  1. Continued Site Demolition
  2. Delivery of Stormwater Pipe and Structures
  3. Abatement complete 
  4. Demolition of building structure complete
  5. Start demolition of existing concrete slab on grade
  6. SDP County signatures complete
  7. Authorization to submit for a foundation permit

Work Next Week:

  1. Complete Site Demolition
  2. Start installation of stormwater structures and piping
  3. Complete removal of building debris (LEED recycling of debris)
  4. Continue demolition of existing concrete slab on grade 
  5. Haul off concrete debris for crushing and recycling
  6. Submit for courthouse and parking garage foundation permit



JUNE 24, 2019
County Executive Ball Breaks Ground On New Circuit Courthouse

  • read the press release here
  • watch the video of the groundbreaking here